The moral judgment of theft against a company is related to the company origin, but all origins are not created equal. Foreign companies are not systematically disadvantaged compared to domestic ones. Foreign companies from in-group origins could be at an advantage compared to similar foreign companies from out-group origins. A theft is judged more leniently when the victim is from the out-group than one from the in-group.
Is theft considered less severe when the victim is a foreign company?
6 September 2021