Bribery and Corruption: Navigating the Global Risks

Bribery and Corruption: Navigating the Global Risks

Author(s): Brian Loughman, Richard Sibery

Published Online: 14 MAR 2012 09:50AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118011362

Online ISBN: 9781118386620

DOI: 10.1002/9781118386620

About this Book

As businesses continue to expand globally into new and emerging markets, bribery and corruption risks have increased exponentially. Bribery and Corruption offers a comprehensive look at this growing 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 global guidance on a region and country-specific basis.

The FCPA prohibits US companies and their subsidiaries from bribing foreign officials, either directly or indirectly through intermediaries, for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business. It also requires companies to keep accurate records of all business transactions and maintain an effective system of internal accounting controls. Internationally, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD's) anti-bribery convention has been adopted by 38 countries and creates legally binding standards related to bribery of foreign public officials.

Written by renowned accounting fraud experts Richard A. Sibery and Brian P. Loughman, and providing an introduction and overview of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and international bribery 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 measure FCPA compliance

The risk of bribery and corruption continues to be an area of concern for companies around the world, but armed with Bribery and Corruption, it is easier than ever to understand the challenges that exist and how to deal with them.

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