November 15, 2005 Old Mill Inn
Risky Business: The Multiplying Dangers of Doing Business Overseas

Elaine Carey

PDP Information:
Program Number: C020-15112005 
Program Title: "Risky Business: The Multiplying Dangers of Doing Business Overseas" 
PDUs: 1.5 
Category Type: 3
Subject Areas 
Knowledge: 08
Process: 06
Application/Specific Interest Groups: 16
Activity Sponsor: NJ/PMI Chapter
Globalization means doing business overseas and is a must for many businesses to ensure their survival. But how do you survive and navigate through the growing dangers and complexities of venturing beyond the United States? The most important step to take is to find out what risks you face in each region and how to mitigate against those risks. In some regions of the world, you and your employees will be in considerable physical danger. In others, corruption permeating both business and government will seriously endanger the financial viability of your enterprise. 

This presentation outlined the most severe risks currently facing American business overseas and discuss how bottom-line savvy can mitigate these risks. Topics covered included: 
Kidnap and Extortion 
Supply Chain Security 
Political and Social Instability 
Intellectual Property Theft 

Ms. Carey has more than 25 years of experience as an investigator in private practice and as a journalist. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner and has assisted corporations and law firms worldwide in identifying and resolving problems as well as developing strategies for managing risks across a broad spectrum of issues. Additionally, she has expertise in both fraud and fraud risk assessment. Prior to joining CRG, Ms. Carey was a Director with Pricewaterhouse Coopers Investigations. She managed a broad range of complex matters including anti-corruption investigations in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. Ms. Carey received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa and was a mid-career fellow at the Harvard University Russian Research Center in 1987-1988.

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Updated: 09Jun09