Corporate Fraud and Corruption: A Holistic Approach to Preventing Financial Crises

Financial Crisis, Fraud, and CorruptionIntroductionA Brief Consideration of the 2007-2008 Financial CrisisFraudThe ConceptExamples of Mega FraudConsequences of FraudThe Etiology of FraudCharacteristics of Fraudsters16Auditors and Fraud Detection: Easier Said Than DoneMethods Used to Detect Fraud by the AuditorsAccountants Blowing the WhistleCorruptionThe Concept of CorruptionMeasuring CorruptionConsequences of CorruptionThe Etiology of CorruptionConclusionsFinancial Crisis Prevention Through RegulationIntroduction: Precursors of Financial CrisesThe Concept of and Need for RegulationThe Concept of RegulationThe Need for RegulationRegulating: Ways and MeansLegislative RegulationFiduciary DutyCorporate GovernanceImpact of Bad Corporate GovernanceRegulating Financial Services/BanksBanking Regulation in Developing vs Developed CountriesRegulation and Self-Regulation of Accountants and AuditorsRegulation of PoliticiansConclusionsEnsuring Corporate Ethical BehaviorIntroduction: New Expectations of Corporations and Converging ConceptsBusiness Ethics and Human RightsExplaining Unethical BehaviorRationalizing and Excusing One’s Unethical BehaviorGender DifferencesGender and Moral ReasoningCultural Factors Impacting Ethical BehaviorCorporate Culture Impacts Employee BehaviorSR, CSR, and Corporate SustainabilitySocial ResponsibilityCSR: The Concept, Interpretations, and ImpactThe CSR ConceptJustifications for CSRWhat Drives CSR?A Typology of CSRCSR and Ethical StandardsThe Impact of CSR: On Financial PerformanceThe Impact of CSR: On EmployeesCSR and the Financial Crisis: Threat or Opportunity?A Strategic Approach to CSRCSR in Different CulturesCSR and CorruptionEthical IndicesConvergence of CSR, Business Ethics, and CGIntegrating CSR and AnticorruptionCorporate SustainabilityThe UN Guide to Corporate Sustainability (CS)ConclusionsPrivate and Public Sector GovernanceIntroduction: Definition of ConceptsCG: The Development of the ConceptConcepts ofCGProvision for CG InternationallyLeadershipAccountabilityRemunerationRelations with shareholdersInformation and SupportCorrelates of Good GovernanceBoard EffectivenessBenefits ofCG during a Financial CrisisPublic Sector GovernanceFundamentals of Public Sector GovernanceDifferences in QoG across Countries and Regions in the EUConclusionsA Holistic Model of Corruption and Corporate Fraud PreventionIntroductionProsecuting Suspects and Punishing the GuiltyPreventative ActionsDeterrence TheoryRestorative JusticeCodes of ConductCorporate Governance and Quality of GovernmentAdditional Ways of Preventing Corruption and Corporate FraudTransparency in Public ProcurementCivil Society ParticipationPolitical AccountabilityInstitutional IntegrityEthics in CurriculumMoral ResponsibilityConclusionsBibliography
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