Corruption: A Corporate Perspective

Corruption is a serious issue, with social, political, legal, economic and ethical implications, affecting public and private organizations.

Friday, October 16, 2009

"Why companies should worry about corruption".

"Corruption seems inoffensive in the surface; however, the behaviors which embody it end up destroying the basic pillars of society".

"A transparent and integral image makes a company more attractive to financial institutions, enhances the possibilities of reaching new markets and improves the chances of getting awarded contracts or public licenses".

(fragments from "The Fight against corruption: a corporate perspective, by Antonio Argandoña y Ricardo Morel Berendson, published on July 2009, from IESE Business School, University of Navarra).

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