Every year a staggering number of unidentified shell corporations succeed in hiding perpetrators of terrorist financing, corruption and illegal arms trades, but the degree to which firms flout global identification standards remains unknown. Adopting a unique, experimental methodology, Global Shell Games attempts to unveil the sordid world of anonymous shell corporations. Posing as twenty-one different international consultants, the authors approached nearly 4, 000 services in over 180 countries to discover just how easy it is to form an untraceable company. Combining rigorous quantitative analysis, qualitative investigation of responses and lurid news reports, this book makes a significant research contribution to compliance with international law and international crime and terrorism whilst offering a novel, new approach to the field of political science research. Global Shell Games is an invaluable resource for scholars of international relations, and a fascinating, accessible read for anyone interested in learning about worldwide criminal practice in corporate finance.This kind of company pays zero tax, does not require annual return of accounts, does not disclose the Directors and Shareholders. You can open a bank account in its name and make use of a credit card to access your funds as you wish.
|Title||:||Global Shell Games|
|Author||:||Michael G. Findley, Daniel L. Nielson, J. C. Sharman|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2014-01-23|