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10/05/2017 - 10/07/2017 | Hannover

Bribery, Fraud, Cheating – How to Explain and to Avoid Organizational Wrongdoing

Experts from different countries and various sectors will discuss corruption and manipulation cases within organizations, politics, economy etc. at the Herrenhausen Symposium on October 5-7, 2017, in Hanover, Germany.

The fight against corruption and malpractice has entered a new phase. In many companies, compliance departments were created over the past two decades and most recently, large hospitals followed suit. National laws and international rules have become more stringent and sanctions more severe. However, large, prestigious companies, clinics, associations, athletes, or political parties still use illegal methods in order to accomplish their goals. Some news magazines primarily focus on revealing those scandals and recording them in a striking manner. Therefore, causes and consequences tend to be neglected in the public debate.

The Herrenhausen Symposium will discuss the similarities and differences of the latest far-reaching corruption and manipulation cases. Particular attention will be put on the conditions that tempt organizations and their high-ranking staff to leave the path of legality at great risk to the organization and their own career. "Bribery, Fraud, Cheating..." invites representatives from different countries and various sectors and is part of the Herrenhausen Symposia Series initiated by the Volkswagen Foundation. The steering committee is chaired by Prof. Dr. Markus Pohlmann and consists of Prof. Dr. Dieter Dölling, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Dannecker and Prof. Dr. Dieter Hermann (all Ruprechts-Karls-University Heidelberg).


Session 1: Organized Crime, Money Laundering, and Corruption
Session 2: Operation Carwash - Corporate Crime in Brazil
Session 3: China's Anti-Corruption Campaign
Session 4: Siemens, Volkswagen, Deutsche Bank - Corporate Crime in the West
Session 5: Unfair Play in Sports
Session 6: Fraud in Medicine
Session 7: How to Deal with Corporate Crime? Fines, Deterrence, and Prevention

A detailed program for the Symposium "Bribery, Fraud, Cheating – How to Explain and to Avoid Organizational Wrongdoing" can soon be found on the website of the Volkswagen Foundation:


The Volkswagen Foundation offers 15 travel grants for PhD students early-career scientists (Postdocs, max. 5 years since PhD) who currently work on topics related to bribery, fraud, and/or cheating in companies, sports, medicine or from a legal perspective to take part in the Herrenhausen Symposium ,,Bribery, Fraud, Cheating" in Hanover, Germany. Successful applicants will get the chance to briefly present their main arguments in the plenum. Posters on their respective PhD projects will be displayed during the symposium. The grants include travel expenses to and from Hanover, visa fees (if applicable), as well as accommodation in Hanover for the duration of the symposium. Applicants are to apply until June 30, 2017. Please note that we're not able to accept applications after this deadline.For more information please see the pdf in the column on the right.


There are no fees for attendance but registration is essential. If you would like to attend the conference, please register on the Website of the Volkswagen Foundation:


The conference language is English.


The conference is held at Herrenhausen Palace, a modern conference center in Hanover, Germany. You can reach the venue by tram: Take line 4 or 5 and get off at "Herrenhäuser Gärten".


Please note that you are responsible for booking your accommodation. As Hannover is a city that hosts many fairs, we recommend booking a hotel as soon as you register.


Please cancel your registration if you cannot attend the symposium. We can offer your place to another person if you cannot attend. Simply use the registration tool to cancel or send us an email.

Information on participating / attending:
There are no fees for attendance but registration is essential.


10/05/2017 - 10/07/2017

Event venue:

Herrenhausen Palace
Alte Herrenhäuser Straße 5
30419 Hannover

Target group:

Business and commerce, Scientists and scholars



Subject areas:

Economics / business administration, Philosophy / ethics, Social studies

Types of events:

Conference / symposium / (annual) conference




Jens Rehländer


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