Corporate Compliance and Business Ethics between Claim and Reality — Why Academic-Bureaucratic Compliance Programs Fail
Abstract: Propagated compliance management standards fail. Despite certified, audited, and award-winning compliance programs, serious compliance scandals continue to take place. While some see the shortcoming in an insufficient implementation of best practice compliance management standards, others criticize a lack of focus on the “human factor.” However, all approaches fail to recognize the reality of organizational behavior and tend either towards naïve oversimplification or fragile complication.
Keywords: Business Ethics, Behavioral Science, Compliance Management, Corporate Crime, Useful Illegality