The debate over the new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission whistleblower rules overshadows a deeper question for corporations and regulators—how best to reconcile strong compliance and internal reporting mechanisms with the incentives created by the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to report fraud directly to the SEC.
The kerfuffle over Dodd-Frank conceals broad agreement that corporate fraud and misconduct are bad and that internal compliance mechanisms are intended to protect companies as well the community at large from bad behavior, write Michael Greenberg and Donna Boehme.
As Secretary of Defense, Donald H. Rumsfeld considerably revised the process for selecting senior U.S. military officers for top-ranking positions. The authors examine these changes and how the process has evolved since Rumsfeld's departure in 2006.
The collapse of financial markets in late 2008 has invited renewed questions about the governance, compliance, and ethics practices of firms. RAND convened a symposium to explore the perspective and role of corporate boards of directors in overseeing ethics and compliance matters within their firms.
Empirical evidence of the effects of performance-based public management is scarce. But a framework for organizing the empirical information we do have could identify individuals or organizations that must change to improve performance, select an effective incentive structure, and choose performance measures that inform the incentive structure appropriately.
Paul G. Kaminski, a technology company executive and former Pentagon official, has been elected chairman of the RAND Corporation Board of Trustees. Kaminski is chairman and CEO of Technovation, Inc., an advanced technology consulting company.
One of RAND Europe's senior advisors, Professor Martin Roland CBE, has accepted the position of professor of health services research within the University of Cambridge's School of Clinical Medicine with immediate effect. Roland, a leading health services researcher in the United Kingdom, joined RAND Europe as a special advisor to help develop its health policy research programme.
Ellen Nolte, formerly senior lecturer at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, has joined RAND Europe as the new director of the health and healthcare team. Nolte also is an honorary senior research fellow at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.
Former government and business leader Andrew Weiss has been named executive director of the RAND Business Leaders Forum and the director of the RAND Center for Russia and Eurasia, RAND President and CEO James A. Thomson announced today.
Bruce Nardulli, a senior political scientist with the RAND Corporation, has been named the new director of the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute, RAND President and CEO James A. Thomson announced today. Nardulli will begin his duties July 1.
Changes in the world over the past two decades have made the conduct of military operations more complex and varied. More needs to be done to prepare Army leaders to meet the challenges of the contemporary environment and to continually learn and adapt to new circumstances.