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Abstract

This study analyzes the relevance and applicability of ethics and compliance programs for preventing criminal conduct and encouraging ethical behavior in multinational organizations. It contributes to a deeper understanding of ethics and compliance programs, specifically reflecting on their implementation process and their effectiveness in preventing misconduct. Finally, a comprehensive step-by-step manual for multinational organizations in the process of developing or revising an ethics and compliance program was compiled. To reach its goals, my study is divided into three parts. Part One provides the theoretical framework that was evaluated and tested in the empirical study in Part Two. Based on the theoretical framework and the interpretation and evaluation of the empirical findings, Part Three presents a manual for developing an ethics and compliance program. In the following, all three parts are summarized.

Keywords

Business Ethic Ethical Behavior Senior Management Criminal Conduct Corporate Culture 
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© Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Katharina Wulf
    • 1
  1. 1.BerlinGermany

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