As Bill George, author, Harvard Business School professor and former CEO of Medtronic said, "To build a truly great, global business, business leaders need to adopt a global standard of ethical practices."
While conducting business across borders, companies have to be mindful of ethics and laws, especially as they relate to exporting and other methods of global expansion.
For more information on what directors at firms need to know about anti-bribery and corruption in M&A, read: Venturing Overseas? Pack the Domestic Rulebook
Related article(s): Canada: Hidden Dangers in M&A: Bribery and Corruption; How to Avoid Bribes in International Business and past blog posts on corruption and bribery can be found here.