Business Research Ethics
Standards or norms that guide an individual’s behavior and moral choices about the relationship he or she has with others are business ethics. Parties must demonstrate ethical behavior in business research, so no one is harmed or suffer adverse consequences (Cooper & Schindler, 2003).   Researchers and sponsors must follow codes and regulations and use review boards and peer groups to check research proposals for ethical dilemmas. A good researcher expects ethical dilemmas and initiates to adjust the design, procedure, and protocol during the planning process (Cooper & Schindler, 2003).   Balance ethical research is a design that includes participant’s rights protected and the sponsor receives ethical conduct and reports credible research. The design must follow ethical standards, protect the safety of the researcher and team, and ensure the research team follows the design (Cooper & Schindler, 2003). Although practicing ethical behavior is the golden rule, unethical behavior creeps into the business sector like the case of Firm Networking and Bribery in China.
The Unethical Behavior Involved
A key element of China’s economic emergence is openness of international trade exposure and inter-firm networking. China implemented market reforms and opening-up policy over 30 years ago; however, this move cause increased incidence of bribery and corruption.
China moved from a central planning to a market-driven economy.   This economic transition advanced China’s openness to the world and successfully guaranteed integration and prominence of China in the global economic system (Shafer, 2007).   China is important in contemporary economic and business research because of rapid economic growth and the important role it plays in the world market (Dunfee &Warren, 2011). This economic transition has increased pervasiveness of corruption and bribery as a problematic phenomenon.
The Injured Parties
Individual firms join forces in China...