Entries by Ron Berenbeim

FIFA: Corruption, Bribery and No Surprises

Global sport has come to resemble big business in its reach, influence and profit margins- as well as its operating environment in which corruption can, and does, thrive. If there is a lesson to be learned, it is that it would have been a surprise if the organization were not corrupt. The game that FIFA has played for so many years is not the one you see on the field.

2014- Fighting Corruption: An Assessment

As 2015 begins, despite vigorous enforcement activity, corruption appears to be holding its own against efforts to contain and deter it.  In its 2013 year-end FCPA Update, the law firm Gibson Dunn reported: “It has been another year of plenty for enforcement of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and international anti-corruption statutes worldwide. […]

Ethics Classes Don’t Need to Make Students More Ethical To Be Worthwhile

Business Ethics is often criticized on the grounds that its inclusion in the business education curriculum has not improved the ethical performance of business. This critique is grounded in two false assumptions: (1) individual and institutional ethical behavior can be measured and compared over time; and (2) ethical behavior can be taught in the classroom. […]