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All posts by Michael Scher

Corruption (and compliance) start in the corner office

Company versus individual prosecution: which is effective in deterring overseas corruption? The answer  is “both” and “neither.”

The problem of “overseas corruption” is not  “overseas.” It’s in the corner office.

If a CEO and senior officers want to take on the management challenge of stopping bribery, the tools are readily available.… Continue Reading

Calling All Social Entrepreneurs

We all know what to call a secret €5,000 pay-off to win a contract.

But, question: What do you call the opposite of a kick-back?

How about a global competition for social entrepreneurs who want to fight corruption.… Continue Reading

When Good Cultures Go Bad

We are sadly accustomed to board and senior management even at the “best of companies” like WalMart doing bad acts for the usual reasons: the profits, the prestige, the good of the company and careerism.… Continue Reading

Why Benchmarking Matters

Jeff Kaplan makes many good points about best practices ― among them, that benchmarking FCPA and UK Bribery Act compliance is not only about operational excellence. The benchmarking has legal significance.… Continue Reading