Risky Business: Corruption, Fraud, Terrorism & Other Threats to Global Business

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Kogan Page, 2002 - Business & Economics - 300 pages
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The events of 11 September 2001 and subsequently have brought into sharp focus the risks to businesses and employees in international markets. The risks are not confined to the actions of a few fanatical terroists. They encompass a range of activity arising from different cultures and attitudes. They stem from the willingness or otherwise of governments to strengthen weaknesses in policing, judicial systems and anti-terrorism and to stamp out organized crime, corruption, unfair trading, cronyism, bureaucracy and civil unrest. All these things exist to some degree in every country of the world.

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Introduction
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Operating in overseas markets
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The problem with strategy
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Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Stuart Poole-Robb is the Chief Executive of MIG. He joined the military at 15. Many transfers and postings later, he was selected for training in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism. Later he saw service in Egypt, behind the 'iron curtain' in Germany, Libya, Nigeria, Oman, and the Yemen, among other hotspots. As a civilian, he has worked for the Rank Organisation, Sperry Rand Inc, Alders International and Corals plc. His work with MIG began in 1982.

Alan Bailey was the Chairman of the Merchant International Group between 1995 and 1998 and has recently re-joined the board. He is also the Executive Chairman of City and West End Clubs Ltd (Placemakers), ABS Communications and Alastor Ltd. This follows a varied career in the army Intelligence Corps, public service, the charity sector and as a columnist and cartoonist for national newspapers, magazines and journals.

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