Fighting Corruption through Collective Action: A Practitioner’s Guide

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Ç. Olgu Kama, Begüm Nisli and Burcu Ergün
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Journal of Business Compliance

The ultimate challenge in the fight against bribery and corruption is the plight of those individuals – persons or companies – who understand and believe in the corrosive impact of corrupt acts on local institutions, markets and populace, but cannot either influence local business practices, or commercially survive as a result. In this article, four colleagues of the law firm ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law in Istanbul, Turkey, have come together to present a very practical explanation and guide on the creation of Collective Action in the field, addressing how companies can overcome competitive pressures to create a common standard and front in the battle against corruption.


This article appears in the 01/2015 edition of the Journal of Business Compliance. The journal is intended to encourage learning and the sharing of effective compliance and governance practices across the boundaries of industrial divides, and across the frontiers of Europe.