Session Details: Session 1009

Under Assault: How Companies Can Fight Organized Crime

Track G

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Time: 14:30 – 15:45


Room: Saal 14

Session Chair:
Philippe Very, EDHEC Business School

Panelists: (subject to change)
Philippe Very, EDHEC Business School
Bridgette Sullivan-Taylor, University of Warwick
Bertrand Monnet, EDHEC Business School
Robert Larson, DHL
Jean-Michel Serre, France Telecom

Abstract: Mafias, cartels, gangs have prospered since the 9/11 attacks that focused much attention on terrorism. Criminal organizations have understood that companies are vulnerable sources of enrichment that can be assaulted in many ways: extorsion, kidnapping, piracy, market predation … Firms can suffer, or even die, but our knowledge of such sacks remains limited. In this panel session, we discuss:
- the range of attacks made by organized crime against companies;
- the short and long-term solutions that can be implemented,
- How leading companies include such “stakeholders” in their strategic thinking
- How they develop the capacity to cope with extreme events
The panel includes researchers who work on this dramatic trend and top-managers from companies that lead this quest for solutions.

All Sessions in Track G...

Sun: 10:00 – 11:30
Session 1503: Explaining Knowledge Flows within the MNC: Organizational vs. Individual-Level Perspectives
Sun: 13:00 – 14:30
Session 1603: Internationalization among Financial Service Firms
Sun: 15:00 – 16:30
Session 1703: Exploring the Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility
Mon: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 1010: Internationalization Strategy
Mon: 15:30 – 16:45
Session 1002: Competing in a Global Economy
Mon: 17:00 – 18:15
Session 1000: Knowledge Flows in MNCs
Session 1005: Emerging Markets
Tue: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 1003: International Knowledge Diffusion
Session 1110: Social Issues in International Business
Tue: 14:30 – 15:45
Session 1001: MNC Structure
Session 1009: Under Assault: How Companies Can Fight Organized Crime
Wed: 10:00 – 11:15
Session 1004: Foreign Entry Modes
Wed: 11:30 – 12:45
Session 1008: The Impact of Climate Change: Lessons from the Field
Session 1084: Internationalization of Research and Development (R&D)

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