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Integrity: a question of nature or nurture (culture)?

guest lecture university of Greenwich, London

communicatie communicatie DBZ

on 16 October 2012

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Transcript of Integrity: a question of nature or nurture (culture)?

a question of nature or nurture (culture)? Man: good or bad? Influence of
Nature or Nurture (culture)? Hobbes or Rousseau?
Implications for integrity policy? Tommie Singleton:
Fraud auditing and forensic accounting Hypothesis 1: Integrity = a result of Nature culture = collective perceptions
of what is good or bad,
of what is allowed and what is not allowed Hypothesis 2: Integrity = result of Nurture (culture) - examples/ experiences to support/ falsify the 2 hypotheses?

-If hypotheses are correct, what impact does it have on integrity policy? Food for thought: time for discussion - How to deal with cultural differences in organisations e.g. in multinationals?
(article Banu Golesorki: Cultural differences in trustworthiness)

-or doing business with companies that have a very different cultural perspective on integrity? (article Bert Scholtens & Lammertjan Dam: Cultural Values and International differences in Business Ethics) integriteit@vlaanderen.be
http://www.governance-flanders.be/integrity Questions?
Contact Hobbes vs Rousseau man driven by self interest man naturally tends towards good Some people are dishonest all of the time Most people are honest some of the time
Some people are honest most of the time Some people are honest all of the time Experiment Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner:
The case of the Bagel man
http://pricetheory.uchicago.edu/levitt/Papers/WhatTheBagelManSaw.pdf Experiment Ray Fisman & Edward Miguel:
parking fines of diplomats in New York
http://www.usc.edu/schools/business/FBE/seminars/papers/AE_4-28-06_FISMAN-parking.pdf Food for thought: impact on business environment Thomas Hobbes
(1588-1679) Jean Jacques Rousseau
(1712-1778) Food for thought: examples from the Flemish government administration - 3 pillars of integrity policy to take into account Singleton's 4 groups of employees - different entities, different cultures?: the case of the labour inspectors & the strawberries
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