Preventing corporate fraud

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Publication Type honors thesis
School or College David Eccles School of Business
Department Finance
Faculty Mentor Jill Schallheim
Creator Richins, Luke
Title Preventing corporate fraud
Year graduated 2014
Date 2014-04
Description This thesis is written with the purpose of exploring employee's perception of the effect of different methods of corporate fraud prevention on their own behavior. To accomplish this, this paper will explore the definition of fraud, potential prevention methods, and analyze data retrieved from a survey of people to determine what methods employees would perceive as most effective and action-changing for them. I plan to explore the methods of fraud prevention and discuss the potential pros and cons of each method. No method is perfect or without its own share of drawbacks. Understanding benefits and drawbacks of each method can help companies realize what methods would be most beneficial to them from an outside standpoint, and having hard data will allow them to see what potential employees would see as effective. While there are methods that would make sense for one company to implement, that doesn't mean that said method would work. Certain methods may seem attractive and appear effective on the outside, but that doesn't mean that employees will see them as effectual or action-changing for them. This fact greatly influenced my decision to conduct a survey of random people and discover what they perceive as most effective. This will allow companies to tailor a method (or series of methods) to their concerns, strengths, weaknesses, and employees. Fraud has been one of the largest causes and downfalls contributing to the tarnished image of corporations since the beginning of large corporate domination, but especially over the past decade. Studying and finding ways to most effectively fight fraud can give companies the type of information they need to make informed decisions about what methods are available and which are potentially the most effective. Most companies employ many levels of fraud prevention, and combining those with some of the methods researched in this paper that are perceived most effective may help companies avoid all the drawbacks that come with fraud such as large sums of money lost, investigations, and loss of trust with its customers.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Corporations - Corrupt practices - Prevention; Fraud - Prevention
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Luke Richins
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 391,993 bytes
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Date Created 2016-11-03
Date Modified 2020-04-30
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