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DDBA 8523 Seminar in Law and Compliance: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

DDBA 8523 Required Course Readings

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Adelstein, J., & Clegg, S. (2016). Code of ethics: A stratified vehicle for compliance. Journal of Business Ethics, 138(1), 53–66. doi:10.1007/s10551-015-2581-9 

Andrade, J. A. (2015). Reconceptualising whistleblowing in a complex world. Journal of Business Ethics, 128(2), 321–335. doi:10.1007/s10551-014-2105-z 

Archambeault, D. S., & Webber, S. (2015). Whistleblowing 101. The CPA Journal, 85(7), 60–64. Retrieved from

Banerjee, S., & Roy, S. (2014). Examining the dynamics of whistleblowing: A causal approach. IUP Journal of Corporate Governance, 13(2), 7–26. Retrieved from

Bartlett, A. (2014). Remaining blasé about foreign corrupt practices law is an increasingly risky game. Governance Directions, 66(8), 472–477. Retrieved from 

Bebchuk, L. A., & Hamdani, A. (2006). Federal corporate law: Lessons from history. Columbia Law Review, 106(7), 1793–1838. Retrieved from http://www.columbialawreview.or

Bryant, C. E., & Javalgi, R. G. (2016). Global economic integration in developing countries: The role of corruption and human capital investment. Journal of Business Ethics, 136(3), 437–450. doi:10.1007/s10551-014-2490-3

Chang, M., & Lim, Y. (2016). Late disclosure of insider trades: Who does it and why? Journal of Business Ethics, 133(3), 519–531. doi:10.1007/s10551-014-2413-3

Demas, R. R. (2014). Biting the hands that feed: Corporate charity and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. American University International Law Review, 29(2), 335–368. Retrieved from

Dewing, I. P., & Russell, P. O. (2016). Whistleblowing, governance and regulation before the financial crisis: The case of HBOS. Journal of Business Ethics, 134(1), 155–169. doi:10.1007/s10551-014-2407-1

Donohue, A. J. (2016). New directions in corporate compliance. Insights: The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor, 30(7), 8–12. Retrieved from

Drake, J. R. (2016). Asking for Facebook logins: An egoist case for privacy. Journal of Business Ethics, 139(3), 429–441. doi:10.1007/s10551-015-2586-4 

Dunham, L. M., Jorgensen, R., & Washer, K. (2016). Securities lending activities in mutual funds and ETFs: Ethical considerations. Journal of Business Ethics, 139(1), 21–28. doi:10.1007/s10551-015-2609-1 

El Ghoul, S., Guedhami, O., Kwok, C. C. Y., & Zheng, X. (2016). Collectivism and corruption in commercial loan production: How to break the curse? Journal of Business Ethics, 139(2), 225–250. doi:10.1007/s10551-015-2551-2

Hass, L. H., Tarsalewska, M., & Zhan, F. (2016). Equity incentives and corporate fraud in China. Journal of Business Ethics, 138(4), 723–742. doi:10.1007/s10551-015-2774-2 

Jiang, J., Aldewereld, H., Dignum, V., Wang, S., & Baida, Z. (2015). Regulatory compliance of business processes. AI & Society, 30(3), 393–402. doi:10.1007/s00146-014-0536-9

Johansson, E., & Carey, P. (2016). Detecting fraud: The role of the anonymous reporting channel. Journal of Business Ethics, 139(2), 391–409. doi:10.1007/s10551-015-2673-6 

Jordan, J. (2016). World tours and the summer Olympics: Recent pitfalls under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the areas of gifts, entertainment, and travel. Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law, 21(2), 295–326. Retrieved from

Karaibrahimoglu, Y. Z., & Cangarli, B. G. (2016). Do auditing and reporting standards affect firms’ ethical behaviours? The moderating role of national culture. Journal of Business Ethics, 139(1), 55–75. doi:10.1007/s10551-015-2571-y  

Kitching, J. (2016). Between vulnerable compliance and confident ignorance: Small employers, regulatory discovery practices and external support networks. International Small Business Journal, 34(5), 601–617. doi:10.1177/026624261556932

Koklic, M. K., Kukar-Kinney, M., & Vida, I. (2016). Three-level mechanism of consumer digital piracy: Development and cross-cultural validation. Journal of Business Ethics, 134(1), 15–27. doi:10.1007/s10551-014-2075-1

Ma’ayan, Y., & Carmeli, A. (2016). Internal audits as a source of ethical behavior, efficiency, and effectiveness in work units. Journal of Business Ethics, 137(2), 347–363. doi:10.1007/s10551-015-2561-0

Marques, J. C. (2016). Private regulatory fragmentation as public policy: Governing Canada’s mining industry. Journal of Business Ethics, 135(4), 617–630. doi:10.1007/s10551-014-2377-3

McGee, J., & Byington, J. R. (2016). M&A due diligence: Consideration of fraudulent financial statements. Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance, 27(2), 17–21. doi:10.1002/jcaf.22117 

Melnik, T. (2016). Beyond HIPAA: Privacy and security due diligence in health care transactions. Journal of Health Care Compliance, 18(1), 45–48. Retrieved from 

Muma, M. W. (2014). Toward greater guidance: Reforming the definitions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Michigan Law Review, 112(7), 1337–1362. Retrieved from

Razak, A. A. (2009). Understanding legal research. Integration & Dissemination, 4, 19–24. Retrieved from http://econ/researchbulletin/ 

Samsonova-Taddei, A., & Siddiqui, J. (2016). Regulation and the promotion of audit ethics: Analysis of the content of the EU’s policy. Journal of Business Ethics, 139(1), 183–195. doi:10.1007/s10551-015-2629-x

Sherer, J. A., Hoffman, T. M., Wallace, K. M., Ortiz, E. E., & Satnick, T. J. (2016). Merger and acquisition due diligence part II--The devil in the details. Richmond Journal of Law and Technology, 22(2), 1–61. Retrieved from 

Smith, T., & Block, W. E. (2016). The economics of insider trading: A free market perspective. Journal of Business Ethics, 139(1), 47–53. doi:10.1007/s10551-015-2621-5

Stadtler, L. (2016). Scrutinizing public-private partnerships for development: Towards a broad evaluation conception. Journal of Business Ethics, 135(1), 71–86. doi:10.1007/s10551-015-2730-1

Steinmeier, M. (2016). Fraud in sustainability departments? An exploratory study. Journal of Business Ethics, 138(3), 477–492. doi:10.1007/s10551-015-2615-3

Usnick, L., Usnick, R., Usnick, S., & Usnick, W. (2014). Compliance scoping: Systems thinking and regulatory complexity. Southern Journal of Business and Ethics, 6, 93–102. Retrieved from

Weismann, M., Buscaglia, C., & Peterson, J. (2014). The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Why it fails to deter bribery as a global market entry strategy. Journal of Business Ethics, 123(4), 591–619. doi:10.1007/s10551-013-2012-8


Other Readings

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