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Compliance and leadership: the susceptibility of leaders to the risk of corruption in organizations

Renato Almeida dos Santos, Arnoldo José de Hoyos Guevara, Maria Cristina Sanches Amorim, Ben-Hur Ferraz-Neto

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000100003

In the field of organizational management, the term “compliance” designates the set of actions to mitigate risk and prevent corruption. Programs are composed by formal control systems, codes of ethics, educational actions, ombudsmen, and reporting channels – to mention the most recurrent, which vary according to the sector, the institutional culture, and the strategy. Leadership has a fundamental role in the process of compliance, not only due to its power to implement it, but precisely because it exercises this power, […]