Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society

Volume 15, 2004

Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting

Arthur H. Shacklock
Pages 72-80

The Pursuit of Integrity Systems

A great deal of effort has been made in recent years to try to measure integrity and its antithesis, corruption. These efforts have largely focused on individual organisational issues, cases, events or major failures. However, piecemeal approaches to integrity reform tend to prop up only one element of the system, rather than examining all of the essential elements of support. What is needed is a perspective on the system as a whole, the values that ground the system, the complex organisational spider-web and cultural settings within which organisations operate. This paper describes some recent work in Australia in the area of integrity systems assessment.