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Survey approach

Between October 2017 and February 2018, our researchers – the global market research agency Ipsos MORI — conducted 2,550 interviews in the local language with senior decision makers in a sample of the largest companies in 55 countries and territories. The polling sample was designed to elicit the views of executives with responsibility for tackling fraud, bribery and corruption, mainly CFOs, CCOs, general counsel and heads of internal audit.


Participant profile – region and territory

Number of interviews

Far East Asia

China (mainland)

50

Hong Kong SAR 

50

Indonesia

50

South Korea

50

Malaysia

50

Singapore

50

Taiwan

50

Eastern Europe

Bulgaria

50

Cyprus

25

Czech Republic

50

Hungary

50

Lithuania

25

Poland

50

Romania

50

Russia

50

Slovakia

50

Turkey

50

Ukraine

25

North America

Canada

50

US

50

South America

Argentina

50

Brazil

50

Chile

50

Colombia

50

Mexico

50

Peru

50

Japan

 

Japan

50

Middle East, India and Africa

India

50

Israel

25

Kenya

50

Middle East (Jordan and UAE)

50

Nigeria

50

Saudi Arabia

50

South Africa

50

Oceania

Australia

40

New Zealand

10

Western Europe

Austria

50

Belgium

50

Denmark

50

Finland

50

France

50

Germany

50

Greece

50

Ireland

50

Italy

50

Luxembourg

50

Netherlands

50

Norway

50

Portugal

50

Spain

50

Sweden

50

Switzerland

50

UK

50

For the purposes of this report, “developed” countries include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and USA.


“Emerging” countries and territories include: Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Middle East — Jordan, Middle East — UAE, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Participant profile – job title, sector and revenue

Number of interviews

Job title

CFO/FD

597

23%

Head of compliance

163

6%

Head of internal audit

189

7%

Head of legal

158

6%

Other

26

1%

Other board member

242

9%

Other finance

519

20%

Other internal audit risk

252

10%

Other senior management

404

16%

Sector

Automotive

125

5%

Consumer products/retail/wholesale

626

25%

Financial services

233

9%

Government and public sector

55

2%

Life sciences

122

5%

Manufacturing/chemicals

370

15%

Oil, gas and mining

180

7%

Other transportation

137

5%

Power and utilities

124

5%

Professional firms and services

116

5%

Real estate

154

6%

Technology, communications and entertainment

162

6%

Other sectors

146

6%

Revenue*

More than US$5b

140

5%

US$1b—US$5b

467

18%

US$500m—US$0.99b

341

13%

US$100m—US$499m

863

34%

US$99m or less

713

27%

Above US$1b

607

24%

Below US$1b

1,917

75%

 

*21 respondents either refused to provide or did not know the annual turnover of their company

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