Bribery, Beneficiaries and Guilty Feelings (or lack thereof)

Given the response to my recent Q and A with Jamie-Lee Campbell on “Culture Corrupts,” (post here) which from an analytics and engagement perspective, was one of my most read pieces on a global basis since I started blogging, I decided to continue my deep dive into the behavioral dynamics which from my perspective, intersect with […]

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Bribery and Compliance in India: Know the Challenge and Prepare for It

Today I welcome Sherbir Panag, for another post in my series of  country discussions, where we will address Bribery and Anti-Bribery Compliance in India. As a forward, this was an interesting engagement, as it provided me with a opportunity  to ask questions pertaining to the procurement environment in India, as I experienced it during my own work in […]

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Culture Corrupts: The Impact of Organizational Silence

Today I welcome Organizational Psychologist Jamie-Lee Campbell to a Q & A. Please note that the interview with Jamie-Lee is quite extensive, so today I am posting a consolidated portion of our discussion, with some minor edits. If you are interested in the entire interview, without edits,  I am pleased to make the PDF available […]

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Anti-Bribery Compliance in Canada: An Interview with Kristine Robidoux

Today we welcome Kristine Robidoux, Partner, Gowlings, for a view of anti-bribery and compliance issues from Canada. RB: Hello Kristine, thank you for joining me in today’s interview, as we try to share some of the issues confronting individual’s and corporations who are subject to Canadian anti-corruption laws. But first, perhaps you share some of your […]

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Q & A with Sarah Chayes: Author, “Thieves of State.” The ‘Odorless Gas’ of Corruption.

Today is part II of my interview with Sarah Chayes, Author, Thieves of State, Why Corruption: Threatens Global Security (www.thievesofstate.com). This week I am particularly excited about my post, as on Tuesday, February 10th, I will have the pleasure to Sarah’s speaking engagment  at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University. For those who might have […]

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Oil, Gas and Compliance: The ‘Deep Blue Sea’ of Corruption

In Thieves of State, author Sarah Chayes (part two of my interview with Sarah will appear next week) defines the ‘resource curse,’ as where “valuable raw materials are discovered in a country lacking robust institutional safeguards, and the “rents” these resources produce rupture any contract between rulers and ruled.” She focuses on the Nigerian example, […]

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Corruption, Compliance & Criminal Regimes: An Interview with Sarah Chayes

Sarah, thank you kindly for participating in this Q and A. I call readers’ attention to your new book Thieves of State, Why Corruption: Threatens Global Security. (Amazon Link here). Today will be part I of our II part interview. For those who are not familiar with your background, let me summarize.  An award-winning NPR correspondent, […]

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The Compliance Advantage in Mexico

A View from the Front-Lines of Compliance in Mexico Today, I am pleased to welcome Patrick Henz as a guest contributor. Patrick started his career in Compliance at the end of 2007, when he was responsible for the implementation of the Siemens Anti-Corruption program in Mexico and several Central American and Caribbean countries. Together with these […]

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Success Without Corruption in Africa

In a  Bryan Cave blog piece (link here) “Corruption costs: why your business needs an anti-corruption strategy if you are investing or operating in Africa,” authors Anita Esslinger and Cara Dowling (Bryan Cave Attorneys) state: “As a continent rich with mineral resources, Africa offers abundant business opportunities for international companies and foreign investment.” Furthermore, while […]

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