Fraud in a downturn

January 2006
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Fraud in a downturn

At a glance

This paper considers whether fraud, corruption, abuse and other integrity threats are changing during this period of global economic decline and, if so, how.

A review of how fraud and other integrity risks affect business

This paper considers whether fraud, corruption, abuse and other integrity threats are changing during this period of global economic decline and, if so, how.

Looking forward, we consider the issues that boards of directors and audit committees need to beware of: the frauds that may emerge and the likely regulatory response.

Finally, we describe the strategies proactive organizations are implementing to manage short term risks and enhance stakeholder value in the longer term.