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

Business Ethics

A stakeholder, governance and risk approach
Author: Bob Tricker,Gretchen Tricker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135075336
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 464
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Traditionally, books on business ethics focus on CSR, companies’ relations with their stakeholders, and corporate citizenship. More recently, green credentials and sustainability have been added to that agenda. Unconventionally, this book argues that business ethics are basic to running business, not a separate subject. They are inherent to the governance and management of every organization, not an optional exercise in corporate citizenship. Business ethics concern behaviour in business and the behaviour of business. Decisions at every level in a company have ethical implications – strategically in the board room, managerially throughout the organization, and operationally in all of its activities. The use, and sometimes the abuse, of corporate power, the process of corporate governance, raises ethical issues. Business involves risk-taking, whether decisions are at the strategic, managerial, or operational level. Exposure to ethical risk needs to be part of every organization’s strategy formulation, policy making, and enterprise risk management. Designed to be read by both undergraduates and postgraduates, this book is a primer on ethics in business. It is also relevant to ethics courses that are now part of many legal, accountancy and other professional examinations. The book is not about moral philosophy, nor does it prescribe appropriate standards of behaviour or recommend economic, legal or political solutions. Rather it enables readers to recognize ethical issues in business, to respond appropriately, and to embed ethics in business processes. The book not only considers what business ethics are, and why they are important, but offers practical approaches on how to develop a successful corporate ethics culture.

Philosophy, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Introduction


Author: Andrew I Cohen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317677110
Category: Philosophy
Page: 240
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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.

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.

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
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 57
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White Collar Crime

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

Wie ich Putins Staatsfeind Nr. 1 wurde
Author: Bill Browder
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446443193
Category: Political Science
Page: 410
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Moskau nach dem Zerfall der Sowjetunion: Die Oligarchen sichern sich die Pfründe und machen ein Vermögen. Der Amerikaner Bill Browder nutzt die Gunst der Stunde und investiert in aufstrebende Unternehmen. Doch dann kommt er Putin und seiner Politik in die Quere: Er wird erpresst, verfolgt und bedroht. In einem Rechtsstaat kann man sich dagegen wehren. Aber nicht in einem Russland, wo Willkür und Tyrannei herrschen. Browders Anwalt Sergej Magnitski wird unter fadenscheinigen Vorwänden inhaftiert, gefoltert und schließlich im Gefängnis erschlagen. Aber Bill Browder gibt nicht auf. Als Menschenrechtsaktivist macht er international Druck auf Putin. Eine wahre Geschichte – packend geschrieben wie ein Thriller.

Towards Participatory and Transparent Governance

Reinventing Government
Author: N.A
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: N.A
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.

Das Kartell

Roman
Author: Don Winslow
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426425025
Category: Fiction
Page: 832
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Der Spiegel-Bestseller "Das Kartell", die Fortsetzung des internationalen Bestsellers "Tage der Toten" des Thriller-Autors Don Winslow, ist ein monumentales Epos über den mexikanisch-amerikanischen Drogenkrieg. Es ist das Jahr 2004: Sie waren mal beste Freunde. Aber das ist viele Jahre und unzählige Auftragsmorde her. Der Drogenfahnder Art Keller tritt nun an, um Adán Barrera, dem mächtigen Drogenboss in Mexiko, für immer das Handwerk zu legen. Er begibt sich auf eine atemlose Jagd und in einen entfesselten Krieg zwischen CIA, DEA und Narcos, in dem die Grenzen zwischen Gut und Böse schon längst verschwunden sind. Eine wahrhaft erschütternde, genau recherchierte Geschichte über die mexikanisch-amerikanischen Drogenkriege, über Gier und Korruption, Rache und Gerechtigkeit, Heldenmut und Hinterhältigkeit. "Der beste Roman von Don Winslow. Hochspannend, brutal, ungeheuer atmosphärisch, bis ins letzte Detail durchgeplant." James Ellroy

Ethical Marketing


Author: Patrick E. Murphy
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 266
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"Ethical Marketing" examines a range of issues that marketing managers face. The book begins with a discussion of relevant ethical concepts and theories. Chapters are devoted to ethics in marketing research and target marketing, product issues, channels and pricing questions, advertising and marketing on the Internet, and selling. The volume concludes with a chapter on implementing ethical marketing through corporate policies and culture. In "Ethical Marketing, " Murphy, Laczniak, Bowie, and Klein support the text with exhibits that add clarity to concepts discussed in each chapter. Questions for readers to ponder are incorporated into the text. Each chapter concludes with "Ideas .for Ethical Marketing" that presents action steps for marketing executives.

Die Prinzipien des Erfolgs


Author: Ray Dalio
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3960922175
Category: Self-Help
Page: 550
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Seine Firma Bridgewater Associates ist der größte Hedgefonds der Welt, er selbst gehört zu den Top 50 der reichsten Menschen auf dem Planeten: Ray Dalio. Seit 40 Jahren führt er sein Unternehmen so erfolgreich, dass ihn Generationen von Nachwuchsbankern wie einen Halbgott verehren. Mit "Die Prinzipien des Erfolgs" erlaubt er erstmals einen Blick in seine sonst so hermetisch abgeriegelte Welt. Seine Beobachtungen aus dem Geschäftsleben hielt Ray Dalio schon als junger Unternehmer in einem Notizbuch fest. Das war die Geburtsstunde seiner gut 200 "Prinzipien", die mit diesem Buch erstmals gebündelt vorliegen und kaum weniger als die Essenz des geradezu unheimlichen Erfolgs von Ray Dalio und seiner Firma darstellen. Kern dieser Prinzipien ist eine stetige Verbesserung durch radikale Transparenz und Wahrhaftigkeit, eine Art "Ideen-Meritokratie ", also eine Atmosphäre, in der sich die besten Ideen durchsetzen. Die einzigartigen Prinzipien, mithilfe derer jeder den Weg des Erfolgs einschlagen kann, und die mitunter harten Lektionen, die ihn sein einzigartiges System errichten ließen, hat Ray Dalio auf eine bisher noch nie dagewesene, unkonventionelle Weise zusammengetragen.