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We usually focus specifically on our authors and editors in this blog. The following is the first of a series of posts over the coming couple of months, designed to give you a sense of our publishing in 2011.
Gower Publishing on Fraud, Risk and Security in 2011
There are several themes to our fraud, risk and security publishing through 2011 and into 2012.
Fraud and corporate crime: You can see a continuing focus on fraud and corporate crime with titles such as Kimberly Goetz’s An Introduction to Internet-Based Financial Investigations; The Anatomy of Fraud and Corruption by Tomas Brytting, Richard Minogue and Veronica Morino; a brand new Gower Handbook, The Handbook of Fraud Investigation and Prevention, edited by Alan Doig; and a look at a very specific aspect of fraud with Bernard Katz’s Detecting and Reducing Supply Chain Fraud.
Strategic risk: I think there’s an increased focus on strategic risk too, with books such as Gabrielle O’Donovan’s Solvency II: Stakeholder Communications and Change; Adrian Davies’ third book for Gower, Culture Clash and the Challenge of Globalisation, which looks ahead at the future for corporate governance; and Vicky Kubitscheck’s Integrated Assurance. Strategic risk is a theme behind many of the new titles in the Short Guides to Business Risk Series. With titles on Equality Risk (Tony Morden), Cartel Risk (Helen Bignall and John Pheasant) Compliance Risk, (Carl Macrae and Amelie Snape) amongst others, as well as David Tattam’s Short Guide to Operational Risk – not strategic, I grant you, but an excellent guide, nevertheless.
Risk facilitation and investigation: The final titles I’d like to highlight are Penny Pullen and Ruth Murray-Webster’s A Short Guide to Facilitating Risk Management and Crawford Robinson’s Investigations at Work; both intensely practical, practitioner-oriented books.
We asked Tony Morden what he thought about the Sky Sports saga and the lady linesperson…he said:
“Also Ron Atkinson (remember him?).
I don’t know anything about dark forces at work but I do recognize a failure of corporate governance when I see one!
The European Union (EU) states that equality between women and men is a fundamental right, a common value, and a necessary condition for the achievement of the EU objectives of growth, employment and social cohesion. Although inequalities still exist, the EU has made significant progress over the last decades in achieving equality between women and men. This is mainly thanks to equal treatment legislation, gender mainstreaming, and specific measures for the advancement of women (Source: EU).
A key message of my forthcoming Short Guide to Equality Risk is that people in sensitive media or customer contact roles, and their managers, have legal and personal responsibilities under equalities legislation and have no choice but to act on them. If they don’t like it they should write to their MP.
…I wonder what Rupert Murdoch thinks about it all? First it’s phone hacking at the News of the World, now it’s Sky TV!”
This activity, taken from Emotional Intelligence by Ann Cartwright and Amanda Solloway, is ideal if the facilitator has a working knowledge of different cultural approaches, though this does not need to be in-depth.
This Cultural Diversity and Equality Awareness activity is a powerful social awareness tool: by taking something as simple as a wedding, it demonstrates how people view things from many different angles and shows that there is no right or wrong view.