One of the first big business scandals of the 21st
century, corporate espionage conducted by Procter & Gamble in an investigation of Unilever resulted in access to sensitive information obtained from documents found in the trash. The emergence of the competitive intelligence profession as a business-to-business service, illustrates how espionage is increasing in popularity as a method for creating competitive market advantage. Ruin of brand identity reputation associated with the admission of unscrupulous actions commissioned by high profile business leaders is part of the strategic scope of misrepresentation services offered by private consultants.
In Underhand Tactics: Investigating Corporate Culture (2012), the spin doctors of deceit are the subject of an inquiry into rise of corruption and espionage in the global business environment. From a legal standpoint, corporate espionage is delimited by false pretense. While tortious lawsuit complaint is a common response to what is pervasively seen as misconduct, the fact is that without material theft as in the P&G sabotage of competitor Unilever, “criminal conspiracy” is difficult to evidence.
The film addresses both sides of the discussion, as investigators look at how exploitative policies, sophisticated spying techniques afforded by violation of designated user access credentials to computer networks, create a sphere for counter espionage and spying on those that would sabotage. Legal, economic, and social factors to backdoor business practices, are addressed in this highly charged documentary introduction to the unethical side of big business. Part of an eight film series, the program is recommended to anyone interested in learning about the activities and effects of white collar crime.Underhand Tactics: Investigating Corporate Culture
- ISBN 978-1-61753-956-5
- Run Time (448 Minutes)
- Copyright 2012
- Closed Captioned (CC)