Talking About Bribery in the Country Where I Bribed

I recently returned from a week in Amsterdam, addressing front-line compliance challenges, and attending several anti-corruption conferences. It was a surreal experience for me, for in 2003 I paid a “Dutch Agent approximately $15,000 based on an invoice for marketing services knowing that the Dutch agent would then pass all or some of that money […]

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VW: The Challenge of Whistleblowing

The following guest post is by Wendy Addison. A hand shot up from the lecture hall:  ‘I don’t understand’, a young economics undergraduate said, looking perplexed, ‘surely a company’s executives would want to know about unethical practices in the organisation?’ I was lecturing on Corporate Governance at Warwick Business School, and had just introduced the […]

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Myths and Masks of Legislative Policy for Whistleblower Protection

Today’s guest post is by Wendy Addison, Founder and Owner of SpeakOut SpeakUp Ltd. What has become clear is that no matter which country you reside in, which industry you work in, whether you are male or female,  legislative protection for whistleblowers is falling short on realising its intentions. In Jordan, on October 15th, while […]

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Whistleblowing, VW’s Silence, and the Behavioural All Stars

Today’s guest post is by Wendy Addison, Founder and Owner of SpeakOut SpeakUp Ltd. On the 2nd and 3rd of Sept 2015, I attended The International Behavioural Insights Conference in London. Hosted by the UK government’s ‘Nudge Unit’ (Behavioural Insights Team), the event included world-renowned speakers such as Steve Pinker, Dan Ariely, Max Bazerman, Richard Thaler […]

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