Accommodating multinationals in federal political systems
According to Santa Clara University, the following framework for ethical decision-making is a useful method for exploring ethical dilemmas and identifying ethical courses of action: "recognizes an ethical issue, gets the facts, evaluates alternative actions, makes a decision and tests it and reflects on the outcome." Ethical decision-making processes should center on protecting employee and customer rights, making sure all business operations are fair and just, protecting the common good and making sure individual values and beliefs of workers are protected.
Businesses are expected to fully comply with environmental laws, federal and state safety regulations, fiscal and monetary reporting statutes and all applicable civil rights laws.
The unity of a federal polity is guaranteed by the existence of a central government, whereas its diversity is guaranteed by the second level of political authorities who enjoy political autonomy and the proper constitutional protections.In this contribution we examine the federal characteristics of the Spanish case.