12 June: Corporate Culture and Regulatory Compliance

Compliance and Enforcement Seminar Series

The UvA Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE), and the VU Department of Criminal Law and Criminology cordially invite you to a seminar session with

Prof. Dr. Wim Huisman1 & Dr. Adriaan Denkers


Corporate Culture and Regulatory Compliance

In the past decade, attention for organizational deviance has increased in society as well as among academics from several disciplines. This growing interest appears to have been spurred by the large number of malpractices committed by companies and the resulting economic and societal turmoil. Literature suggests many variables that may explain why people and companies violate or comply. These can be categorized at a micro level, e.g. personal or social norms, at a meso level, e.g. organizational culture, and at a macro level, e.g. the mores of the industry. This contribution presents the results of three empirical studies: one trying to explain entrepreneurs’ intentions to evade or pay taxes; one focusing on university staff’s inclination for academic misconduct; and one concentrating on the tendency of employees and directors of small businesses to violate or abide by government regulations. This seminar’s discussion will focus on the implications of these results for law enforcement.

About the Speakers
Prof. Dr. Wim Huisman is head of department Criminal Law and Criminology at VU University Amsterdam. He conducts research in the Empirical and Normative Studies program. Dr. Adriaan Denkers is Associate Professor at Criminal Law and Criminology at VU University Amsterdam and also conducts research in the Empirical and Normative Studies program. Further, he is appointed at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR), where his main research focus lies on the effectiveness of enforcement. Read more about Adriaan Denkers and his work at NSCR.

Date: 12 June 2012

Time: 15.00 – 16.00
Location: Universiteit van Amsterdam | UvA
Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid | Amsterdam Law School
Oudemanhuispoort 4-6
1012 CN Amsterdam
Room no.: A 2.08
Information: Prof. Dr. Benjamin van Rooij | b.vanrooij@uva.nl

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