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Overcoming Cultures of Compliance to Reduce Corruption and Achieve Ethics in Government


James M. Lager


US Government Accountability Office; University of Maryland - Robert H Smith School of Business

October 22, 2009

McGeorge Law Review, Vol. 41, p. 63, 2009

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Despite decades of failed anti-corruption efforts, most government organizations operate as if additional compliance-based efforts will curb corruption. This article offers an explanation for why many of the government ethics rules imposed on public agencies and their employees, and associated compliance-oriented efforts, fail and are often counterproductive, and suggests instead the adoption of values-based ethics programs and practices to reduce corruption. (This abstract is not in the original article)

Number of Pages in PDF File: 21

Keywords: Compliance, Ethics, Government Ethics, Financial Disclosure, Ethical Culture, Ethical Climate, Compliance-Oriented, Vaues-Based, Code of Conduct, Ethics Training, Deterrence, Ethical Leadership

JEL Classification: K42, D23, D73

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Date posted: January 27, 2010 ; Last revised: February 11, 2010

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Lager, James M., Overcoming Cultures of Compliance to Reduce Corruption and Achieve Ethics in Government (October 22, 2009). McGeorge Law Review, Vol. 41, p. 63, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1492978

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James M. Lager (Contact Author)
US Government Accountability Office ( email )
441 G St., NW
Washington, DC 20548
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.gao.gov
University of Maryland - Robert H Smith School of Business ( email )
College Park, MD 20742
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/accounting/faculty/lager.aspx
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