Economic Crisis Adds Urgency To Fight Against Corruption
This paper highlight that companies sailing into choppy waters during the economic crisis could be tempted to relax their ethical standards. "Corruption thrives when there is poverty and the ability to wield power for personal gain," says the author. "There are a lot of companies now that are being tested, that are sailing into choppy waters with cash flow problems. They could be tempted to do things that they otherwise might not do." The author says the construction industry offers significant opportunities for corruption, and is tired of competing against companies that don't play fair.