Compliance Management
A How-to Guide for Executives, Lawyers, and Other Compliance Professionals
by Nitish Singh, PhD, and Thomas J. Bussen
March 2015, 262pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, Praeger

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-3311-3
$41, £31, 35€, A59
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Effective compliance programs increase employee engagement by 44 percent.

This practical guide shows how to build an effective compliance and ethics program that will lower a business's risks and improve productivity.

Research increasingly supports the notion that ethical, compliant businesses see increased productivity across a range of measurements. This practical guide tells business professionals, business and law students, and other interested parties exactly how that goal can be achieved. The book covers an extensive range of ethics-compliant laws and regulations impacting businesses today and identifies critical factors for successful compliance programs. Going well beyond works that speak in general terms about compliance-based actions, this unique volume delves into details about specific regulatory issues and the steps that can be taken to mitigate risk.

The first half of the book shares general guidelines for creating or improving internal compliance and ethics programs. The second half identifies specific, high-risk regulatory areas; provides an overview of relevant laws; and sets forth best practices specific to the regulations discussed. By providing a simplified understanding of compliance with laws related to issues such as antitrust, international business, wages and labor, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and health care, the environment and more, the guide offers readers the tools necessary to improve an existing compliance program or create a new program where none has existed before.


  • Offers a step-by-step guide to creating and managing an effective compliance program
  • Showcases the latest best practices in a world of ever-changing regulations
  • Identifies the importance of developing and maintaining a corporate culture of "doing the right thing" and shows how ethical training can improve compliance
  • Features interviews with and best practices from top compliance executives, judges, Department of Justice attorneys, and Archer Daniels Midland informant Mark Whitacre
  • Provides easy-to-understand overviews and recommendations for complying with specific laws
Nitish Singh, PhD, MBA, MA, is associate professor of international business, director for program innovations and program leader for Certificate in Corporate Ethics and Compliance Management at St. Louis University. He also serves as an ethics and compliance consultant and fellow at the university's Center for Sustainability. The Certificate in Ethics and Compliance, developed by Singh, is one of the few university-recognized comprehensive certifications in compliance. He also leads a unique, semester-long initiative to have MBA students experience the impact of fraud and wrongdoing by visiting a prison, halfway houses, and a probation office and interacting with white-collar offenders.

Thomas J. Bussen, JD, MBA, Certified in Ethics and Compliance, is a licensed attorney and cofounder and vice president at IntegTree LLC, an ethics and compliance consulting company. Bussen is also adjunct faculty at St. Louis University, where he directs courses in compliance and ethics management. Prior to joining IntegTree, he worked as a trial attorney.


"Although the book is geared toward lawyers, executives, and compliance professionals, all employees, employers, managers, and business owners would benefit from familiarity with the basic compliance and business principles outlined in the book. This book would also be very useful in a classroom setting. It is a well written, easy read that provides an overview of compliance management."—Milwaukee Bar Association Messenger, October 12, 2015
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