Assignment 4 2500words
Length: No more than 2500 words (without tables, figures and list of references)
Please read the ?following ?news items?:?????
Bachelard, M. and McKenzie, N. (2016). Leighton: an entrenched culture of corruption?, The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 April (Available at http://www.smh.com.au/business/leighton-an-entrenched-culture-of-corruption-20160406-gnzstl.html)
“Major concerns over Australian corporate corruption, but convictions few” (Available at http://www.smh.com.au/business/comment-and-analysis/major-concerns-over-australian-corporate-corruption-but-convictions-few-20160331-gnv8ap.html ).
i “Australia 'failing' to tackle bribery by multinational companies: OECD” (Available at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-06/australia-accused-of-failing-to-tackle-bribery-among-multinatio/5187070).
In light of these articles, please respond to the following questions:? ???
i P?lease? evaluate ?the CIMIC Group’s (formerly known as Leighton Holdings) ethical standard based on Article 1?????
ii What are the possible actions CIMIC Group need to take to restore its reputation and continue performing as an ethical corporate player, both locally and internationally?
iii Does Australia need to overhaul its anti-corruption law to make MNCs more ethically compliant and responsible?
Use wide research to gather evidence for your perspective. You must demonstrate your ability to understand and incorporate ideas from academic (i.e., peer-reviewed) journals and other information sources, and show consistent argumentation throughout (not a mere description). Use relevant theories and examples in order to substantiate your arguments.
Note: You may find the following two article links useful in responding to these questions:
“Lax rules boost risk of organised crime snaring government contracts” (Available at https://theconversation.com/lax-rules-boost-risk-of-organised-crime-snaring-government-contracts-44292).
“The growing case for a federal anti-corruption agency” (Available at http://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/public-service/the-growing-case-for-a-federal-anticorruption-agency-20160427-gofwyo.html).
“Corporate corruption and government failure to act: who's running this country?” (Available at https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/02/corporate-corruption-and-government-failure-to-act-whos-running-this-country).
Distribution of Length
i The assignment should have an introduction and a conclusion (maximum 250 words each);
ii Response to each question should be between 500 and 800 words;
iii Total length of the assignment should not exceed 2500 words.
Mandatory Referencing Requirements
i It is important that the assignment reflects the student’s own understanding of relevant literature. An effective integration of these materials to the discussion is also vital that could primarily be achieved through the use of appropriate referencing.
ii Accordingly, at least 5(five) academic references MUST be cited along with other non-academic references such as articles from periodicals, newspapers and web pages.
Structure, and Formatting
i The students are expected to maintain a high standard in presenting their works.
ii The paper must be well-structured and well-argued. The clarity of expressions together with the appropriate use of grammar, spelling and punctuations are important to maintain.
iii Referencing format must strictly be adhered to (Harvard System).
iv As mentioned above, an appropriate structure must be maintained. An introduction as well as a conclusion is needed. Headings and sub-headings could be used.
Use appropriate pagination. 12 point font in Times New Roman should be used throughout. Double-spacing with appropriate margins on each side (at least 2 cm) need to be maintained.