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Interdisciplinary Insights on Fraud

Editor(s): António Maia, José António Moreira, Carlos Pimenta
Contributors: Oscar Afronso, Cristina Sa, Marius Frunza, Leonardo Sales, Jose Cruz, Michelle Gallant, Gloria Teixeira,

Book Description

This book fills an essential gap in the existing literature by analyzing fraud, and the weakening of ethical relations as parts of an overall global process, in an interdisciplinary, international and multidimensional perspective. It provides an in-depth analysis of fraud in its multiple facets, including financial fraud (most notably related to banking), fiscal/tax fraud (tax compliance and the role of government in the process), and academic fraud (exams misconduct and plagiarism). It also presents a set of methods and empirical evidence on the prevention and combating of fraud in distinct settings, such as money laundering, fraudulent investments schemes, and public procurement mismanagement, and economies, including Brazil, Canada, France, and Portugal.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5656-0
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5656-8
Date of Publication: 01/05/2014
Pages / Size: 335 / A5
Price: £49.99


Aurora A.C. Teixeira is Associate Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Porto, Portugal, and Researcher at CEF.UP, INESC Porto, OBEGEF and UTEN (IC2, Texas Austin University). She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Academic Ethics, and the (co)author/editor of several scientific publications related to academic ethics, human capital, economic growth, and innovation.

António Maia is an Anthropologist and Sociologist, interested in corruption and economic crime issues. He is a member of the OBEGEF, and is a criminal investigator at Criminal Investigation Police of Portugal. For several years he has represented the Portuguese police in various international meetings and training projects on the topics of ethics, fighting and prevention of corruption, and human rights. He has been a member of the Council for the Prevention of Corruption in Portugal since 2009.

José António Moreira is Assistant Professor of Management at the Faculty of Economics, University of Porto, Portugal, and Porto Business School, and Researcher at CEF.UP and OBEGEF. He is the co-coordinator of the postgraduate program Studies in Financial Analysis at PBS, and the author, and co-author, of numerous scientific publications relating to accounting and financial analysis.

Carlos Pimenta is Full Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Porto, Portugal. He is the organizer and coordinator of the post-graduate program in Fraud Management, and the founder and director of the Observatory of Fraud in Economics and Management (OBEGEF). He has published on subjects relating to the Portuguese economy, the African economy, globalization, epistemology, and fraud. In 2012 the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) awarded him the prize “Outstanding Achievement in Outreach/Community Service”.