Corruption: The New Corporate Challenge

Corruption: The New Corporate Challenge

by N. Kochan, R. Goodyear


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The dangers of involvement in corruption need to be embedded in corporate strategy. Companies' response to these dangers must also be reflected intheir practices, particularly if operating outside its own borders. This book guides managers through the complexity of bribery issues with advice on how to implement anti-corruption strategies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230298439
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 09/20/2011
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 295
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

About the Author

Nick Kochan is a leading British authority on corruption and white collar crime. He has provided an independent viewpoint on the global growth in organized crime for some 25 years. His most recent book, The Washing Machine, is an important overview of money laundering in a global context. Kochan has established connections at the highest levels of government, law enforcement, the judiciary and the financial sector in many developed and developing countries. Kochan has lectured on corruption to the Oxford University Department of Criminology as well as to UK government agencies. He is the author of books on a number of important cases of economic crime, such as The Guinness Affair (1987) and The Bank of Credit and Commerce International (1991). His biography of Gordon Brown, the former British prime minister, was well received. Kochan is an independent journalist and writes for many publications, including the Financial Times, the Observer, the Daily Telegraph and Euromoney magazine. Nick Kochan, who was educated at the University of Cambridge, appears regularly as a commentator on BBC television, radio and other media.

Robin Goodyear is a political researcher and analyst. He holds a BSc in Politics and International Relations from the University of Southampton, an MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism from University College London and is a member of its Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction. Goodyear's research interests are diverse and include geopolitics, public and private sector
responses to crime and terrorism, strategic intelligence and the future of conflict. Most recently he has focused on current and future threats to national and international security facilitated by the globalization of corruption, and investigated how associated risks can be mitigated. Robin is particularly interested in the impact of bribery beyond its immediate economic effects and the relationship between cultures of corruption and various forms of extremism.

Table of Contents

List of figures and table Preface: a time to act on corruption Acknowledgments Foreword from Richard Alderman, Director, UK Serious Fraud Office Introduction: Corruption and bribery: the global context Part I: Threats 1 The threats: Economic, social, and political effects of corruption and bribery Part II: Law 2 The global legal context 3 British bribery legislation: How the UK Bribery Act came about 4 The UK Bribery Act – Britain's new legal landscape Part III: Corporate response 5 The geographic factor 6 The sectoral factor 7 Third party risk and corporate exposure: How can the company get involved, and why? 8 Spotting, stopping, and combating corporate Corruption 9 Who would be a director? Directors' liability Part IV: The law enforcement response 10 Forces fighting bribery 11 Global efforts: battling against the chain of corruption 12 Curbing bribery and the way forward: anti-bribery processes, for companies, police, and the courts Conclusion: bribery and corruption, the unfinished business Appendices: 1 Case study: phone hacking and corruption 2 Interview with Richard Alderman, June 27, 2011 3 Maplecroft's Business Integrity and Corruption Index 2011 Notes Index

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