Responsabilità da reato degli enti e agency problems. I limiti del d.lgs.vo n. 231 del 2001 e le prospettive di riforma

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Corporate crime liability and agency problems. The limits of legislative decree n. 231 of 2001 and the prospects for reform

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Abstract

The Italian legislation on corporate liability is reminiscent of the prisoner’s dilemma. The two major players, i.e. the State and the private enterprise, are willing to cooperate in order to fulfill their own purposes. Yet, in the absence of a credible agreement, they go separate ways. This paper analyzes the principles of corporate liability through the agency relationship, the information economy and the theory of incentives, and it puts forward some fundamental corrections to the current legislation. The aim is to optimize the public-private partnership in corporate crime risk management so as to achieve a more effective prevention of economic crimes and minimize the costs incurred into by private organizations. Hence, the legislator is called upon to design a “credible” regulation that can actually build a positive relationship between the parties in order to align their goals and to foster the acceptance of certain core principles that can ensure a sharing of relevant information in the future.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Corporate crime liability and agency problems. The limits of legislative decree n. 231 of 2001 and the prospects for reform
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)945-987
Number of pages43
JournalRIVISTA ITALIANA DI DIRITTO E PROCEDURA PENALE
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Responsabilità degli enti
  • agency relationship
  • corporate liability
  • criminalità d'impresa
  • incentivi
  • relazione d'agenzia
  • risk management
  • theory of incentives

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