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International Bribery and Corruption

The links on this page focus on international bribery and corruption. The list is loosely organized with the sites that most closely focus on bribery and corruption earliest in the list. The short description that follows each link is intended to provide some insight into the international bribery and corruption relevance. In many instances, the link is not exclusively devoted to that area. A second, shorter list of sites focuses on bribery and corruption in a specific region or country.

These links were developed by John L. Waltman and Meera Patel with support from the Ernest and Jeanne Merlanti Ethics Initiative at Eastern Michigan University's College of Business. Other sites sponsored by this initiative include International Business Ethics, International Corporate Social Responsibility, and University and Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility.




Report on Extortion and Bribery in International Business Transaction
Addresses extortion and bribery in international business transactions and the impact of the OECD "Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials".

The Corruption List (This site is down)
Archive of contributions by individual list members and of relevant official documents updated every Monday. Also contains links, government documents, and electronic publications.

ICC (World Business Orgainzation)
Provides rules of conduct to combat extortion and bribery in international business. Also provides links to related corruption articles.

Fighting Corporate and Government Wrongdoing:
A Research Guide to International and U.S. Federal Laws on White-Collar Crime and Corruption
Links to bibliographies, treaties, legal documents, laws, and other research sources regarding corporate and government corruption; international scope. Created by Law Library Resource Exchange.

Economic and Business Affairs: Bribery and Corruption
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs site provides access to a variety of reports on bribery and corruption and other ethical issues.

OECD - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Corruption site with documents and reports regarding bribery and export credits, corruption and development, ethics and corruption, fighting bribery and corruption, tax treatment of bribes, corporate governance, money laundering, and public governance and management.

Recommendation of the Council on Combating Bribery in International Business Transactions
Recommendations of the OECD Council on Combating Bribery in International Business Transactions.

Multinational Effort Against Bribery and Corruption
Text of speech by Madeline Albright detailing information on how effective efforts at all levels to combat and avoid corruption and bribery in all countries are essential elements of an improved international business.

Extortion and Bribery in International Business Transactions 1999
Details progress in addressing extortion and bribery in international business following the 1996 revisions in World Policies. The World Polices website monitors a number of international business ethics issues including bribery, corruption, money laundering, and free trade.

OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials
International Monetary Fund site featuring commentary on OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials

Transparency and Anti-Bribery Initiatives
Provides links to 16 sites on combating bribery of foreign public officials (Full Text), recommendations of the OECD Council on Combating Bribery in International Business Transactions (1997).

OECD and Corporate Governance
Discusses OECD's efforts to strengthen corporate governance practices worldwide in the wake of business scandals that have undermined public trust in companies and stock markets.

SAI and TI's Business Principles for Countering Bribery
Site seeks to give practical effect to recent initiatives such as the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business.

Business Briefings - International Management
Commercial site providing reports on coping with complex international management issues including dealing with international bribery.

Transparency International: The Risks of Bribery in Business
Text of working paper on the judicial effects of bribery on the main-contract in Germany, England, and Spain.

The Tradition of Bribery in International Business
Short article on history of bribery in business.

U.N. Economic and Social Council Resolution Against Corruption and Bribery
Site contains information on the developments that have advanced international understandings and cooperation regarding bribery in transnational business (including inter-American).

Center for Strategic & International Studies Project on Corruption, Counterfeiting, and Cyber-fraud
Reports on CSIS launch of a coordinated set of projects focusing on three pathologies of globalization: corruption, counterfeiting, and cyber-fraud.

Fighting Bribery and Corruption
Discusses progress in the fight against bribery and corruption in business and government citing efforts made by the International Chamber of Commerce.

Impact of Anti-Terrorism Bill on Bribery
Guardian article exploring the ethical implications of anti-terrorism bill allowing bribery of public officials.

Anti-Corruption Site
Set of links to sites devoted to corruption, extortion, and bribery in international business transactions (1999).

Corruption in International Business
Article linking corruption to "rapid privatization" (and associated practices of contracting-out and concessions) of public enterprises worldwide. Sees it as the fault of government laxity in enforcement. Focuses on the givers of bribes, not just the takers.

World Bank Group: The New Anti-Corruption Homepage
Contains tools and data, full-text publications and reports discussing the costs of corruption, combating corruption, and country specific surveys.

Business Culture Worldwide
Site explores business customs, protocol, negotiations, business entertainment, gift giving, and presentations abroad, as well as dealing with international bribery. Site contains country specific data.

Foreign Bribery and American Business After 1977
Examines the effect of U.S. anti-bribery legislation on the operations of U.S. firms in bribe-prone countries after 1977.

Anti-Corruption Links from the World Bank
World Bank site with a variety of links to sites on international bribery and corruption in business and government.

Global Corruption
Handbook growing out of the 1999 Laurentian Seminar on "The Challenge of Globalized Corruption". Explored continued corruption in third-world countries.

Dealing with Bribery
Pragmatic article on dealing with requests for bribery.

Risk Analysis
University of Birmingham risk analysis course syllabus.

Foreign Public Officials and Bribery
Site about bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions and money laundering.

OECD Impact
Short article on the impact of OECD anti-bribery efforts.

Private Sector Standards for the Prevention of Bribery
Dissertation proposal exploring private sector standards for the prevention of bribery and corruption in international business.

Bribery, Corruption, and International Trade
Explores the impact on U.S. businesses working abroad of international competitors' failure to comply with anti-bribery regulations.

International Commercial Contracting
Commercial site offering course on "Overview of International Contracting" dealing with (in part) U.S. Anti-Bribery Laws.

ECA Watch
Website for ECA Watch, International NGO campaign on export credit agencies. Provides links to convention papers on various topics including bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions.

Transparency International
Homepage for Transparency International, the Global Coalition Against Corruption. Provides links to a variety of TI chapters worldwide as well as relevant anti-corruption sites. TI does not expose individual cases, instead the focus in on prevention and reforming systems in an effort to make long-term gains against corruption. Contains Corbis, a searchable database that currently includes more than 6,000 bibliographical references and more than 1,000 full-text documents.


Country and Regional Focus

Bribery in Asia
CFO Asia article on new international treaty against bribery that could land some finance managers in jail.

Doing Business with Indonesians
Worldbiz commercial site offering various reports on business in Indonesia.

Cross-Border Corruption in International Marketing Decisions
Chinese University Bulletin article on bribery in international business sees it as the leading ethical issue in business activities.

Indian Bribery Scandal
Business Week article exploring a bribery and corruption scandal.

Transparency International - Australia
Transparency International Australia newsletter on battling corruption.

US- Russia Code of Business Conduct
Site gives information about licenses and approvals required to do business in Russia and appropriate provisions to ensure compliance with international or national codes against extortion and bribery.

Russian Business Ethics
Discusses the St. Petersburg business community's Declaration of Integrity in Business Conduct, a voluntary statement of commitment to international business principles and practices that shows that the private sector is prepared to accept responsibility to eliminate bribery.

U.K. Minister of State for International Trade & Investment - 2002
Site details what is always unacceptable bribery behavior. Stresses U.K. policy to combat bribery worldwide.

Brazilian Business Practices
Article criticizing present business practices in Brazil.

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