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Bill Steinman
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Richard L. Cassin
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Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
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Julie DiMauro
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Thomas Fox
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Marc Alain Bohn
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Bill Waite
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Shruti J. Shah
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Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

All posts by Russell A. Stamets

India investigation hits GM data claims

An Indian government investigation has accused General Motors of “corporate fraud” for submitting false emissions data to regulators for vehicles manufactured and sold in India from 2005-2012. The panel’s findings have led to a recall of more than 125,000 vehicles in India and could result in charges against current and former senior executives.… Continue Reading

Can anyone navigate the India defense blacklist?

India’s emergence as the largest importer of weapons in the world has coincided with well-intentioned efforts to clean up a procurement process with a history of bribery problems.

However, a blacklist system to ban errant arms dealers has potentially weakened efforts to modernize India’s outdated military and done little to actually stem corruption.… Continue Reading

Breaking Bad taught me . . . compliance

Compliance officers looking to increase ethical behavior in their companies might consider putting aside traditional training methods and instead administer hits of dopamine or distribute food pellets as rewards for doing “the right thing.”Continue Reading

Does Yadav arrest signal a new era for India?

The conviction of an important Indian politician has some commentators speaking breathlessly of a renewed commitment to fight graft in India. If only it were true. In the land that invented chess, however, the only thing that has changed is the cost to play the game.… Continue Reading

Activist Indian bureaucrat creates political sand storm

A young member of India’s much-maligned civil service has created a major political uproar by taking on politically connected sand mining companies in India’s largest state.

Durga Shakti Nagpal, 28, named for the Hindu goddess of the triumph of good over evil, is a member of the elite Indian Administrative Service (“IAS”), the successor to the colonial service that was called the steel frame of the British Raj.… Continue Reading

New company law reshapes India governance

A sweeping new company law in India is a major overhaul of the basic rules for corporate operation and an attempt to introduce greater transparency and improved corporate governance.

Like many things in India, there is much hope and even greater questions about the details and effectiveness of the new regime.… Continue Reading