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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
I must have written it a dozen times by now: short term value creation (listening too much to financial markets and greedy investors) is a sign of poor leadership, is also the reason behind most white collar crimes and resulting corporate scandals, and was even a key reason behind the last economic downturns. White-collar crimes include things like bribery, cheating, embezzlement, fraud, money laundering. Recently there have been corporate scandals at Alstom, Odebrecht, Petrobras, Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Telia, Teva Pharmaceutical, VimpelCom, Volkswagen, etc. New research by Prof. Healy and Prof. Serafeim confirms that the root causes of these white-collar crimes and following corporate scandals isn't ineffective regulations nor compliance systems, but weak leadership and a flawed corporate culture. A culture in which making the short-term numbers trumps any concerns about how the targets are met. Not much seems to have changed since Marianne Jennings' excellent 2006 book "Seven (...) Read more? Sign up for free

  Graham Williams
Management Consultant, South Africa

How can we Avoid White Collar Crimes

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  Connie James

Real Value Sustains Us

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Lecturer, India

Holistic Framework to Avoid Corporate Scandals

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  Owolabi funso

Avoid White Collar Crimes by Frequent Audits

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  Gandhi Heryanto
Management Consultant, Indonesia

The Role of Corporate Culture to Avoid White Collar Crime

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  Ronald Ainsbury
Management Consultant, New Zealand

Stock Market Short Focus

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  Prof. Arup Barman
Professor, India

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  Prof. Arup Barman
Professor, India

How to Develop Skills for Forensic Accounting

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  Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom

White Collar Crime Probability

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  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

How to Avoid Corporate Scandals and White Collar Crime

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  Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom

White Collar Crime & Scandal Complexity

@Jaap de Jonge: Agreed that my comments do rather (...)

  aloke mookherjea
Director, India

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