After September 11, private-sector multinational companies have been faced with the challenge of staying in business in the world?s hot spots. Having to worry about being a soft-target of terrorism and for the safety of their employees while balancing their commitment to their foreign communities. One expert likened it to a variation of the ethical dilemma faced by humanitarian groups ? stay and put employees at risk or leave at the expense of the local community. Some companies look for safe regions for expansion, analyze political stability, and build in plans for on-site security and ongoing risk analysis. However, even with the danger, most multi-nationals are staying put.
See Clayton Collins, The Christian Science Monitor, December 14, 2003