Measuring compliance measurement


In a book chapter from the recently published Measuring Compliance: The Challenges in Assessing and Understanding the Interaction between Law and Organizational Misconduct,  Benjamin van Rooij,   University of California, Irvine School of Law, University of Amsterdam;, Faculty of Law; Melissa Rorie, University of Nevada, Las Vegas write:

“A major question in corporate compliance research and practice is how to establish the effectiveness of compliance programs and policies on promoting desirable outcomes. To assess such effectiveness requires proper measurement. This chapter, …, discusses the trade-offs involved in using different quantitative and qualitative approaches to measure corporate compliance and its predictors. It assesses the strengths and weaknesses of different research strategies in terms of their validity in capturing behavioral responses, their ability to establish causality, their precision in showing complexity, their generalizability, and their feasibility and cost-effectiveness.”

It would be impractical of me to try to summarize what is already a summary (and a dense one at that), but I thought readers might like to see the list of measurement methodologies that the authors address, as an enticement to download the chapter, which is free, or to buy the whole book   (Also note that some of these methodologies are aimed more at use by scholars than practitioners.)

– Self reported surveys

– Randomized experiments

– Corporate outcome data

– Risk analysis proxies

– Government audit data

– Aggregate outcome data

– Mixed methods-Systematic reviews and meta analysis

– Data simulation

I hope you find it useful!

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