Bribery, Corruption and the “Social Cocoon.”

In an October 22, 2014 article in Foreign Affairs, titled “Grappling With Graft, How to Combat the Growing Corruption Epidemic” authors Alexander Lebedev and Vladislav Inozemtsev (The Authors) state that corruption “wreaks havoc on the societies of developing countries, fuels social unrest and violence, and increasingly undermines the stability of the West.” Yet, as they […]

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“Corruption: Misunderstanding the Impact.”

As I have shared in prior blogs, from the vantage point of business class and inner city hotels, there is an unhealthy distance and an often ethical unawareness from front lines of international business, when it comes to the victims of bribery. I have written about the field level illusion, which I too embraced, that […]

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Corruption and Compliance In Russia: A Long Term View

The following is an interview conducted via e-mail with Anatoly Yakorev, (LinkedIn Profile here), Director at the Center for Business Ethics & Compliance, Moscow, Russia. Q: Hello Anatoly, and thank you for joining me in the second of a series designed to bring in international views for the benefit of those on the front lines of […]

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“Employees Facing Corruption: A Personal Reflection.”

In the Journal of Business Compliance, which was brought to my attention via Philippe Montigny (CEO, Ethic-Intelligence) and Scott Killingsworth (Partner, Bryan Cave, and who also is on the editorial board) I read with great interest a three-part article* by Esther Pieterse and Sven Biermann titled Employees Facing Corruption. By way of background, Sven Biermann is […]

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