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The anti-corruption handbook : how to protect your business in the global marketplace /
William P. Olsen.
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Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, c2010.
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xix, 172 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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0470484500 (cloth), 9780470484500 (cloth)
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imprint
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, c2010.
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0470484500 (cloth)
9780470484500 (cloth)
catalogue key
7259698
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The Anti-Corruption Handbook Today's demanding marketplace expects CFOs, auditors, compliance officers, and forensic accountants to take responsibility for fraud detection. These expectations are buoyed by such legislation as the Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA), which makes it a crime for any U.S. entity or individual to obtain or retain business by paying bribes to foreign government officials. Written by William P. Olsen, the National Practice Leader of Investigations at Grant Thornton, The Anti-Corruption Handbook: How to Protect Your Business in the Global Marketplace provides guidelines addressing the challenges of maintaining business integrity in the global marketplace. Timely and thought provoking, this book reveals the risks of doing business around the world and the precautions organizations can take to deter such activity. Authoritative, comprehensive, and insightful, The Anti-Corruption Handbook provides clear guidance on: Managing corruption risk in the global marketplace U.S. laws governing corruption Internal controls and accounting provisions of FCPA The human factor of corruption Corporate governance: the key to unmasking corrupt activity Navigating the perils of global business Anti-money laundering Procurement and construction fraud Information security Whistle blower programs Doing business internationally does not need to increase your exposure to fraud and corruption. Filled with case studies, tables, charts, and practical examples, The Anti-Corruption Handbook: How to Protect Your Business in the Global Marketplace equips fraud-fighting professionals-whatever their role or responsibility-with the knowledge and tools needed to obtain a competitive advantage in the global markets of the twenty-first century.
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The Anti-Corruption HandbookToday's demanding marketplace expects CFOs, auditors, compliance officers, and forensic accountants to take responsibility for fraud detection. These expectations are buoyed by such legislation as the Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA), which makes it a crime for any U.S. entity or individual to obtain or retain business by paying bribes to foreign government officials.Written by William P. Olsen, the National Practice Leader of Investigations at Grant Thornton, The Anti-Corruption Handbook: How to Protect Your Business in the Global Marketplace provides guidelines addressing the challenges of maintaining business integrity in the global marketplace. Timely and thought provoking, this book reveals the risks of doing business around the world and the precautions organizations can take to deter such activity.Authoritative, comprehensive, and insightful, The Anti-Corruption Handbook provides clear guidance on:Managing corruption risk in the global marketplaceU.S. laws governing corruptionInternal controls and accounting provisions of FCPAThe human factor of corruptionCorporate governance: the key to unmasking corrupt activityNavigating the perils of global businessAnti-money launderingProcurement and construction fraudInformation securityWhistle blower programsDoing business internationally does not need to increase your exposure to fraud and corruption. Filled with case studies, tables, charts, and practical examples, The Anti-Corruption Handbook: How to Protect Your Business in the Global Marketplace equips fraud-fighting professionals-whatever their role or responsibility-with the knowledge and tools needed to obtain a competitive advantage in the global markets of the twenty-first century.
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The global marketplace can be risky business.Get the knowledge and tools you need to get a competitive advantage in the global markets with The Anti-Corruption Handbook: How to Protect Your Business in the Global Marketplace.Authoritative and timely, this essential guide equips you-whether you are an auditor, CFO, general counsel, internal auditor, compliance officer, or forensic accountant-to readily identify the signs of corruption and fraud in the global marketplace and successfully investigate it.This practical guide presents a clear picture of the world of global business corruption, with discussion of:The U.S. laws governing corruptionThe pitfalls of emerging marketsThe key to unmasking corrupt activityReducing risk through technologyIntellectual property theftThe current state of anti-money laundering in the global marketplaceHow to investigate allegations of corruptionCosts of corruption for industries, economies, and countriesWith detailed coverage of the evolution and accounting provisions of the Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA), The Anti-Corruption Handbook: How to Protect Your Business in the Global Marketplace sheds light on the issues and threats that your business faces, the risks of doing business in the global marketplace, and the precautions your organization must take to deter such activity from occurring in the first place.
Main Description
Business corruption in the global marketplace is becoming an increasing menace to U.S. organizations. Based on the author's hands-on experiences on the front line of the battle against corruption, Fighting Global Corruption skillfully explores the risk of doing business in the global marketplace and the precautions companies and organizations can take to deter corruption. A direct guide to anti-corruption, the book shows CFOs, internal auditors, compliance offices, and forensic accountants how to take proactive steps to detect and deter this activity through strong governance and oversight programs.
Main Description
Business corruption in the global marketplace is becoming an increasing menace to U.S. organizations. Based on the authorÕs hands-on experiences on the front line of the battle against corruption, Fighting Global Corruption skillfully explores the risk of doing business in the global marketplace and the precautions companies and organizations can take to deter corruption. A direct guide to anti-corruption, the book shows CFOs, internal auditors, compliance offices, and forensic accountants how to take proactive steps to detect and deter this activity through strong governance and oversight programs.
Main Description
Get the knowledge and tools you need to get a competitive advantage in the global markets with The Anti-Corruption Handbook: How to Protect Your Business in the Global Marketplace. Authoritative and timely, this essential guide equips you-whether you are an auditor, CFO, general counsel, internal auditor, compliance officer, or forensic accountant-to readily identify the signs of corruption and fraud in the global marketplace and successfully investigate it. This practical guide presents a clear picture of the world of global business corruption, with discussion of: The U.S. laws governing corruption The pitfalls of emerging markets The key to unmasking corrupt activity Reducing risk through technology Intellectual property theft The current state of anti-money laundering in the global marketplace How to investigate allegations of corruption Costs of corruption for industries, economies, and countries With detailed coverage of the evolution and accounting provisions of the Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA), The Anti-Corruption Handbook: How to Protect Your Business in the Global Marketplace sheds light on the issues and threats that your business faces, the risks of doing business in the global marketplace, and the precautions your organization must take to deter such activity from occurring in the first place. Book jacket.
Main Description
The global marketplace can be risky business. Get the knowledge and tools you need to get a competitive advantage in the global markets with The Anti-Corruption Handbook: How to Protect Your Business in the Global Marketplace . Authoritative and timely, this essential guide equips you-whether you are an auditor, CFO, general counsel, internal auditor, compliance officer, or forensic accountant-to readily identify the signs of corruption and fraud in the global marketplace and successfully investigate it. This practical guide presents a clear picture of the world of global business corruption, with discussion of: The U.S. laws governing corruption The pitfalls of emerging markets The key to unmasking corrupt activity Reducing risk through technology Intellectual property theft The current state of anti-money laundering in the global marketplace How to investigate allegations of corruption Costs of corruption for industries, economies, and countries With detailed coverage of the evolution and accounting provisions of the Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA), The Anti-Corruption Handbook: How to Protect Your Business in the Global Marketplace sheds light on the issues and threats that your business faces, the risks of doing business in the global marketplace, and the precautions your organization must take to deter such activity from occurring in the first place.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. xiii
About the Contributorp. xvii
Managing Corruption Riskp. 1
You Are Not Alonep. 2
Bribery and Kickbacksp. 2
Economic Espionagep. 2
Money Launderingp. 3
Developing Effective Compliance Programsp. 3
Performing Due Diligencep. 4
What Is Anti-Corruption?p. 5
Anti-Corruption Detection and Preventionp. 5
Critical Elements of an Effective Compliance Programp. 6
Governance and Oversightp. 9
U.S. Efforts to Combat Global Corruptionp. 11
The Emergence of Nongovernment Organizationsp. 12
World Trade Organizationp. 13
Global Forum on Fighting Corruptionp. 13
International Financial Institutionsp. 14
International Chamber of Commercep. 15
Transparency Internationalp. 15
Global Corporate Governance Forump. 15
The Role of Civil Societyp. 16
The Emerging Marketsp. 16
U.S. Laws Governing Corruptionp. 19
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Actp. 19
RICO Offensesp. 20
Sherman Antitrust Actp. 21
Anti-Kickback Act of 1986p. 22
Economic Espionage Act of 1996p. 23
The Evolution of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Actp. 27
Backgroundp. 27
Anti-Bribery Provisionsp. 29
Third-Party Paymentsp. 31
Facilitating Payments 32
Sanctions against Briberyp. 33
Internal Controls and Accounting Provisions of the FCPAp. 35
FCPA Accounting Provisionsp. 36
Failed Controlsp. 36
Controls Assessmentp. 37
Conclusionp. 38
Case Study: Rolling on a Riverp. 39
Do Not Crimp: The Need for Oversight of Foreign Operationsp. 43
Pitfalls of Emerging Marketsp. 44
Monitoring Behaviorp. 45
Education and Communicationp. 46
Extending the Tone from the Top beyond the Bordersp. 47
Case Study: Bribe in the USSRp. 47
The Human Factorp. 49
Why Focus on Fraud and Corruption Risk?p. 50
Behavioral Root Causes of Fraud and Corruptionp. 50
Psychology of Fraud Perpetratorsp. 51
Understanding Management Fraudp. 51
Approaches to Deterring and Mitigating Financial Fraud Riskp. 52
Corporate Governance: The Key to Unmasking Corrupt Activityp. 55
Enterprise Risk Management: Create Stronger Governance and Corporate Compliancep. 55
Mitigating Riskp. 57
Ascertain Risk Areasp. 58
Establishing Procedures to Mitigate Riskp. 59
Perform a Periodic Assessmentp. 60
Blowing the Whistle on Corporate Fraudp. 60
Whistle-Blower Programsp. 61
Pulling Out the Earplugsp. 62
Understanding Stakeholders and Their Needsp. 63
Steps of the MACH Processp. 67
Monitoring the MACH Processp. 78
Conclusionp. 79
Appendixp. 81
Document Retentionp. 83
Create, Communicate, Monitorp. 84
Reduce Risk through Technologyp. 84
Computer Crimep. 85
The Most Common Computer-Related Crimesp. 85
The Value of Stored Datap. 86
Information Security: Intellectual Property Theft Is Often the Result of Government Corruptionp. 87
Information Security Auditp. 89
Classification of Informationp. 89
Division of Responsibilities and Duties Is an Effective Strategy in Protecting Trade Secretsp. 90
Information Security Control Officers or Custodiansp. 90
Use of Confidential or Proprietary Markingsp. 91
Document Destructionp. 91
Education and Trainingp. 91
Background Checksp. 92
Confidentiality Agreementsp. 92
Employee Orientationp. 92
Separation Plansp. 93
Physical Securityp. 94
Systems Securityp. 95
E-Mail Policyp. 99
Internet Policyp. 100
Solicitations for Informationp. 100
Seminar/Tradeshow/Off-Site Meetings Policyp. 101
Joint Venture/Vendor/Subcontractor Proceduresp. 101
Contractual Provisions with End Usersp. 102
Action Plansp. 103
International Protection Issuesp. 104
Information Security Policyp. 104
Anti-Money Laundering: The USA PATRIOT Actp. 105
Current State of AML in the Global Marketplacep. 106
Case Study: The Boys from Brazilp. 109
Procurement Fraud: Detecting and Preventing Procurement and Related Fraudp. 111
Kickbacksp. 112
Vendor Fraudp. 113
Bid Riggingp. 113
Defective Pricing and Price Fixingp. 114
Contract Fraudp. 116
Cost/Labor Mischargingp. 118
Employee Fraudp. 120
Vendor Kickbacks and Collusionp. 121
Conclusionp. 121
Construction Fraud: Monitoring, Mitigating, and Investigating Construction Fraudp. 123
Common Construction Company Fraud Schemesp. 124
Combating Fraud and Corruptionp. 126
Strengthen Your Internal Controlsp. 126
Special Investigations: How to Investigate Allegations of Corruption
An Interested Party: The Auditorp. 130
The Special Investigationp. 132
Navigating the Perils of the Global Marketplacep. 135
FCPA Enforcementp. 135
Record Keepingp. 138
Data Collection and Processingp. 139
Transborder Data-Flow Issuesp. 139
Case for Collective Action: The World Bank Initiativep. 143
Why Collective Action against Corruption?p. 143
Different Views of Corruptionp. 144
Business Costs of Corruptionp. 144
Costs of Corruption for Industries, Economies, and Countriesp. 145
Different Views of the Private Sectorp. 145
Corruption Dilemmap. 146
Leveling the Playing Fieldp. 157
Book Research Summaryp. 161
Indexp. 165
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