Bribery and Corruption

Navigating the Global Risks
Author: Brian P. Loughman,Richard A. Sibery
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118166205
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 432
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As businesses continue to expand globally into new and emergingmarkets, bribery and corruption risks have increased exponentially.Bribery and Corruption offers a comprehensive look at thisgrowing problem, and at the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)and other international anti-bribery and corruption conventions.Presenting hypothetical examples of situations companies will face,along with practical solutions, the book offers detailed globalguidance on a region and country-specific basis. The FCPA prohibits US companies and their subsidiaries frombribing foreign officials, either directly or indirectly throughintermediaries, for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business.It also requires companies to keep accurate records of all businesstransactions and maintain an effective system of internalaccounting controls. Internationally, the Organization of EconomicCooperation and Development's (OECD's) anti-bribery convention hasbeen adopted by 38 countries and creates legally binding standardsrelated to bribery of foreign public officials. Written by renowned accounting fraud experts Richard A. Siberyand Brian P. Loughman, and providing an introduction and overviewof the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and internationalbribery laws, Bribery and Corruption considers: How to conduct FCPA risk assessments and investigations How to consider FCPA specific financial controls How to implement an FCPA compliance program and how to measureFCPA compliance The risk of bribery and corruption continues to be an area ofconcern for companies around the world, but armed with Briberyand Corruption, it is easier than ever to understand thechallenges that exist and how to deal with them.

The Law on Corporate Governance in Banks

Author: Iris H-Y Chiu,Michael McKee
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1782548866
Category: Law
Page: 384
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Corporate governance in financial institutions has come under the spotlight since the banking crisis in the UK in 2008-9. In many respects, the banking business raises unique problems for corporate governance that are not found in other corporate secto

Philosophy, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Introduction

Author: Andrew I Cohen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317677110
Category: Philosophy
Page: 234
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What makes a policy work? What should policies attempt to do, and what ought they not do? These questions are at the heart of both policy-making and ethics. Philosophy, Ethics and Public Policy: An Introduction examines these questions and more. Andrew I. Cohen uses contemporary examples and controversies, mainly drawn from policy in a North American context, to illustrate important flashpoints in ethics and public policy, such as: public policy and globalization: sweatshops; medicine and the developing world; immigration marriage, family and education: same-sex marriage; women and the family; education and Intelligent Design justifying and responding to state coercion: torture; reparations and restorative justice the ethics of the body and commodification: the human organ trade, and factory farming of animals. Each chapter illustrates how ethics offers ways of prioritizing some policy alternatives and imagining new ones. Reflecting on various themes in globalization, markets, and privacy, the chapters are windows to enduring significant debates about what states may do to shape our behavior. Overall, the book will help readers understand how ethics can frame policymaking, while also suggesting that sometimes the best policy is no policy. Including annotated further reading, this is an excellent introduction to a fast-growing subject for students in Philosophy, Public Policy, and related disciplines.

Government Anti-Corruption Strategies

A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Author: Yahong Zhang,Cecilia Lavena
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498712029
Category: Political Science
Page: 296
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As a political and social disease, public corruption costs governments and businesses around the world trillions of dollars every year. Government Anti-Corruption Strategies: A Cross-Cultural Perspective provides you with a better understanding of public corruption and governments’ anti-corruption practices. It outlines a general framework of anti-corruption strategies that governments undertake to effectively curb corrupt practices. Case studies of several countries illustrate how governments put anti-corruption strategies into practice. This book provides case studies of anti-corruption efforts in several countries, including China, India, South Korea, Nepal, and Central and Eastern European countries. It focuses on developing and transitional countries, where the depth and effects of corruption are especially severe. The cases highlight examples of failure as well as success so that the complexity of corruption issues and the reasons why corruption persists can be better understood. Most of the contributors to each chapter are native to the countries under discussion and provide an insider’s view and analysis. They expose some of the appalling depths to which corruption can go. In governments where accountability is generally weak, legal institutions are poorly developed, civil liberties and political competition are often restricted, and laws are frequently flouted, it is the people who ultimately suffer. Government Anti-Corruption Strategies: A Cross-Cultural Perspective represents an international effort to foster a better understanding of the issues surrounding corruption. This compelling collection of studies offers insights into real-life cases of corruption that help you equip yourself to stem corruption when it appears.

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance Guidebook

Protecting Your Organization from Bribery and Corruption
Author: Martin T. Biegelman,Daniel R. Biegelman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470622445
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance Guidebook shows readers how the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has grown to critical importance to any U.S. company that does business in a global environment, as well as foreign companies that supply or have agency agreements with U.S. companies. It provides an overview of the business risks and guidance on spotting potential red flags regarding FCPA violation. Business professionals are provided with practical guidance on managing FCPA requirements as part of an overall compliance program.

Slum. Eine Geschichte von Leben, Tod und Hoffnung

Author: Katherine Boo
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426416158
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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Annawadi ist ein Slum jenseits des luxuriösen Flughafens von Mumbai. Hier wohnen Tausende Menschen in notdürftig errichteten Hütten. Eng ist es hier und schmutzig. Und nicht selten fallen hungrige Ratten nachts über die Kinder her. In Annawadi lebt Abdul, der Müllsammler. Dass er geschickt ist in seinem Job, dass er Müll zu sammeln, zu sortieren und weiterzuverkaufen weiß wie kein Zweiter, ruft viele Neider auf den Plan. Denn der Erfolg des einen bedeutet den möglichen Ruin des anderen. Und jeder in dem Slum kämpft mit allen Mitteln um die pure Existenz. Katherine Boo erzählt nicht nur die Geschichten der Menschen in Annawadi – sie erzählt auch von ihrer Hoffnung und ihrem Streben nach einem besseren Leben und von den Auswirkungen des westlichen Konsums bis in dieses Eckchen der Welt.

The FCPA in Latin America

Common Corruption Risks and Effective Compliance Strategies for the Region
Author: Matteson Ellis
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483576906
Category: Law
Page: 238
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Latin America is experiencing a historic anti-corruption wave as governments in the region bolster their local anti-corruption laws, prosecutors courageously pursue high-profile cases, and corrupt political and business leaders and unscrupulous companies find themselves on the defensive. The trend is seen in Brazil's monumental "Operation Car Wash" involving the region's largest company – Petrobras, Guatemala's jailing of its former President for a customs-related bribery scheme, and the adoption of tighter anti-corruption laws in important markets like Chile, Colombia, and Mexico. An often overlooked factor in these regional developments, however, has been the role of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). For years, extraterritorial application of the FCPA by U.S. officials to companies, individuals, and schemes in Latin America has had the effect of establishing penalties in the United States for conduct largely occurring in the region. The mere threat of FCPA enforcement has prompted people working in the region to embrace anti-corruption compliance norms. FCPA cases involving companies like Embraer, Wal-Mart, and Avon operating in Latin America have exposed local corruption risks, leading U.S. businesspeople to ask more questions about best practices for managing them. THE FCPA IN LATIN AMERICA by MATTESON ELLIS, the first book to take a regional and cultural approach to FCPA compliance and enforcement matters, helps unpack the tectonic anti-corruption shifts underway in the region. It explains how U.S. companies tend to confront cultural, historical, geographical, and language barriers when implementing FCPA compliance programs with their neighbors to the South, and provides advice for navigating these challenges. It also educates Latin Americans on the FCPA, those wondering how a United States anti-corruption law could possibly apply to their own work.

Anti-Corruption Efforts in Africa

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Africa of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session, May 20, 1998
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Africa
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Category: Political Science
Page: 57
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Der Untreue-Index

Author: Christopher Moore (Jurist, Schriftsteller)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783293004351
Page: 378
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Managing Fraud Risk

A Practical Guide for Directors and Managers
Author: Steve Giles
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119960428
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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A strategic, practical, cost-effective approach to fraud prevention In troubled economic times, the risk of fraud and financial crime increases. In our post credit crunch environment, new laws and tougher penalties for financial crime mean that if you are in business, you have a responsibility to help fight fraud. However, to design effective, proportionate fraud controls for your business, you need a complete picture of all the risks. Managing Fraud Risk shows you where to look for fraud, setting out a route-map for finding and fighting fraud risks in your business, with the practical, strategic advice you need. Combining the latest theory with forensic risk analysis, this book reveals how you can provide assurance to your Board and stakeholders. Practical examples are used to clearly show cost-effective techniques for preventing and detecting business fraud. An innovative fraud awareness quiz enables you to easily apply the theories and principles. Answers questions such as: Who commits more fraud: men or women? How many of your employees are prepared to falsify documents? Essential information to ensure your procedures are sufficient to meet compliance with new international legislation increasing the liability of directors and managers in cases of fraud and corruption Takes a new perspective from the point of view of business risk, making it unique to other texts that take only an auditing, investigative, or specialist approach This route-map is essential reading to help you navigate the complex landscape of business fraud.


Eine Kindheit wie ein Roman
Author: Lisa Brennan-Jobs
Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827079594
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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„Achtundzwanzig Prozent der männlichen Bevölkerung der USA könnten der Vater sein.“ Das sagte Steve Jobs dem Time Magazine über seine Tochter Lisa. Für die Öffentlichkeit war er da schon ein Halbgott. Was bedeutet es, einen Vater zu haben, der lange nichts von einem wissen wollte? Behutsam nähert Lisa Brennan-Job sich dieser für sie brennenden Frage und versucht mit ihren Kindheitserinnerungen Antworten zu finden. Aber, anders als von vielen erhofft, ist es keine gehässige Abrechnung mit dem Apple-Guru geworden, sondern ein kluges und berührendes Buch über die Liebe zwischen Eltern und Kindern - allen Widrigkeiten zum Trotz. Lisa war das Ergebnis einer schon im Ansatz gescheiterten Liebe. Als die Studentin Chrisann Brennan schwanger wurde, hatte Steve Jobs hatte gerade das College geschmissen und schraubte in der berühmten Garage im Silicon Valley komische Kästen zusammen. Chrisann wollte Künstlerin werden und verließ den "Nerd" Steve. Diese Kränkung sollte er ihr - und auch Lisa - lange nicht verzeihen. Der Apple-Gründer bestritt die Vaterschaft, nannte aber gleichzeitig wohl einen seiner Computer nach ihr. Und das kleine Mädchen erlebte eine Kindheit der Extreme: Da war einerseits ihre Hippie-Mutter, die nicht einmal genug Geld für ein Sofa hatte, und andrerseits eben einer der reichsten und berühmtesten Männer der Welt … Herzzerreißend und komisch – eine Kindheit, die man so nie erfinden könnte. "Ein zauberhaftes, berührend intimes Porträt, eine Geschichte aus der Sicht einer Tochter, deren Vater mit seinen eigenen Wurzeln zu kämpfen hatte - und der doch beinahe zu dem Vater wurde, den sie sich gewünscht hätte." ―Susan Cheever

Ethical theory and business

Author: Tom L. Beauchamp,Norman E. Bowie
Publisher: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 699
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This book presents a comprehensive anthology of readings, legal perspectives, and cases in ethics in business. Contrasting business ethics approaches, Regulation of business, Performance Monitoring. Genetic testing and screening. Third world issues. Federal sentencing guidelines. Ideal for business professionals interested in reviewing ethical issues in business.

White Collar Crime

Prosecutors and Regulators Speak
Author: James J. Benjamin,James J. Benjamin (Jr.),Claudius O. Sokenu
Publisher: N.A
Category: White collar crimes
Page: N.A
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Political Risk Assessment

Concept, Method, and Management
Author: Llewellyn D. Howell
Publisher: Political Risk Services
ISBN: 9781931077132
Category: Political Science
Page: 203
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Towards Participatory and Transparent Governance

Reinventing Government
Author: N.A
Publisher: United Nations Publications
Category: Political Science
Page: 105
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This publication emerged from the presentations, discussions, and conclusions of nine capacity development workshops, which examined the theme of participatory and transparent governance as part of the 6th Global Forum on Reinventing Government. In May 2005, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) organized these workshops in cooperation with the Institutional Partners Group (IPG). Participatory and transparent governance was selected as the theme for this event and its workshops, due to its role and potential for improving the living conditions of world citizens. Participation entails the access of people, as groups or individuals, to all stages of the policy process, including policy formulation, implementation, and review. Effective participation has positive implications for efficiency, resource allocation, and governance. Transparency enables this participation by encouraging all stakeholders to act as informed, active, and productive contributors to the policy process. Together, participation and transparency are closely related themes, which are essential for effective democratic governance.