Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Time: 5.30pm - 9.00pm (canapes served at 5.30pm, sit-down dinner at 6.00pm)
Venue: The Great Hall, Science Road, The University of Sydney
Dress: Business attire
RSVP: Friday, February 14, 2020
Most crimes are committed on an impulse. However, serious fraud is frequently perpetrated over a long period of time. For this reason, fraud is generally said to require an offender who is able to rationalise their misconduct. Drawing on insights from psychology and criminology, as well as hundreds of interviews with convicted fraud offenders in prisons in the US and Australia, this lecture will focus on the most common modes of rationalisation presented by serious fraud perpetrators. It will also present a series of ideas about the way that organisations and accounting practices can become more resilient to fraud.
Clinton Free is a Professor and Academic Director, Executive Education at the University of Sydney Business School. Clinton holds Commerce and Law degrees from UNSW and a doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has served on faculties and taught MBA courses at Oxford University (UK), Queen’s School of Business (Canada), Cornell University (USA) as well as UNSW Sydney. Clinton was formerly the Academic Director and Director of the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation.
Professor Free teaches and researches in the areas of management accounting, fraud and corporate governance. He has received a large number of competitive research grants including an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship and has published very widely in leading international academic journals.