Functional Area and Anti-Corruption Issues

RATIONALE

The present topic mainly aims to develop thought process for creating effective solutions to corruption-related challenges in the different functional areas of management. To address the issue of corruption at the functional level of organisations, it becomes important ...
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LEARNING METHODS

Having completed the module, students should be able to:

  • Understand anti-corruption issues in different functional areas of management, within a given context;
  • Develop perspective for analysing anti-corruption issues in view of the inter- and intra-...
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STUDY QUESTIONS
  1. Organisational dishonesty has long-term hidden costs for companies. How can managers evaluate these costs and prevent organisations from moral crisis-driven failures? (Refer to Cialdini, R., Petrova, P., Goldstein, N. The Hidden Costs of Organisational Dishonesty. ...
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Case
Siemens: Integrating Transparency and Anti-corruption throughout the business
This article focuses on the different sustainability and anti-corruption initiatives initiated by the German Siemens AG, Europe’s largest engineering conglomerate owing to their diverse range of services and products. With Siemens’ wide scope and diverse business activities, it has in recent yea...

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Case
The ENRON Collapse (Reference no. IMD-1-0195).
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Promoting Revenue Transparency: 2011 Report on Oil and Gas Companies
Many countries rich in resources are nevertheless mired in poverty. If companies were more transparent about payments made to governments to exploit oil and gas resources, there would be less room for corruption and more money available for development. This article focuses on transparency in revenu...

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