Anti-corruption Chpt 1 Introduction and scope

Corruption is a worldwide problem. It can enter every area of government and business life. Any event team trying to find out how to prevent it is met with a myriad of documents and websites. It is only the big corruption, the ones in the press, that are noticed. It is almost impossible, and certainly impractical, to apply the lessons learned from the multi-million dollar mega corruption cases to the event sector. Certainly the mega events have been studied and organisations such as the United Nations have excellent publication for these. But the average event does not have the time or resources to trawl through these cases, sort out what is relevant, what can be applied, then identify the vulnerabilities and forecast the consequences, intended or otherwise. Hence this textbook and manual.

The massive information has been scaled down to be applicable to events such as public celebrations, festivals, concerts, conferences, exhibitions and the like. Around the world there are millions of these. And they are all prone to corruption. The aim is to prevent corruption. Like an infection, it can spread quickly, diminish the vitality of the host and eventually lead to expiration. But far more than the host, it can easily spread to any company or person in contact with the host.  This bacteria is everywhere and waiting. It is impossible to destroy it completely, but we can manage it. The tool recommended in this book is risk management.

One thought on “Anti-corruption Chpt 1 Introduction and scope

  1. Bill

    Obviously there is much more to this chapter. I wanted to establish the metaphor of a disease. This is to ensure that ‘petty corruption’ is given its place as the beginning of an infection. It destroys trust. People know when it happens and they lose trust in the organization. If you want to help, let me know what you have seen or heard so I can put together a straight forward process to minimize corruption in events.

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