Increasingly, allegations of significant corporate wrongdoing and inquiries from governmental agencies result in companies initiating internal investigations as a practical tool to find out whether there was wrong doing, what happened, and how to prevent it from happening again. This article discusses five essential questions that a company must address when it is faced with a decision on whether to conduct an internal investigation. Do I have to investigate? Who should lead the investigation? How soon can the investigation be completed? What do I need to do to keep the information confidential? And finally, do I have to disclose this to the public.
Codon, D., Laitinen, S., Vaccaro, K. and Todd Jones, B. (2004), "When hindsight is 20/20: Five key questions to ask at the start of an internal investigation", Journal of Investment Compliance, Vol. 5 No. 2, pp. 148-154. https://doi.org/10.1108/15285810410636082Download as .RIS
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