Bribery and Conflicting Messages

“Take risks” and “Don’t expose the company to bad press.” So begins a Harvard Business Review article “When Your Boss Gives You Conflicting Messages,” (link here)  and “Prevent Conflicting Messages from Confusing Your Team,”  (link here) by Len Schlesinger and Charlie Kiefer. As they ask “what if you’re the employee and your manager doesn’t recognize […]

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Is It Time For A Different Look at Mapping Corruption?

Today’s guest post is by James Cohen. James is an independent international development consultant based in Ottawa, Canada. He focuses on corruption, human security, and corporate social responsibility. Recent contracts and collaborations include the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies and the Global Organisation for Parliamentarians Against Corruption. He has experience with organizations such […]

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Why Sanctions Alone Are Not Enough: The Nigerian Model

Q: Hello Sven. I feel like I know you through your three part series in the Journal of Business Compliance, and our soon to be published roundtable. So, could you tell us a little about today’s Q and A? [1]  Richard, thanks for the opportunity to talk with you about a topic that is very important […]

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Bribery and the Classroom (not in the Classroom)

“Mr. Bistrong, in the complaint it was alleged that you were a conspirator in bribing foreign officials in multiple countries, such as Nigeria, the UK, and the Netherlands, as well as bribing UN officials. Were there instances in which you had opportunities to bribe other officials in other countries? If so, why didn’t you?” Ouch. Tough question. And guess what, […]

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Managing Corruption Risk: A Holistic Approach

In a Control Risks White Paper (link here),  “Risk, An Organizational Perspective,” author Alison Taylor (Senior Managing Director, Control Risks), states that “the traditional preventative approach to risk management is proving inadequate in the face of regulatory complexity, volatility and an environment of constant change.” However, as Alison continues, “what should replace it is not yet clear.” In […]

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