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Title: INVESTIGATING COMPLEX FINANCIAL CRIME – A CASE STUDY INSPIRED BY THE POLLY PECK PLC FRAUD
Author: Paul Eisenberg
Keyword: : Financial fraud investigation, Data Mining, Benford’s law, Neural Networks, Specific Item Method
Page No: 124-135
DOI: 10.30876/JOHR.4.4.2018.124-135
Abstract: The purpose of this article is to illustrate a financialfraud investigation by the way of a case study inspired by the famous Polly Peck PLC fraud case. After exploring the features of an investigatio n plan, false accounting and theft charges are explained and exemplified. Various techniques of tracing the crime proceeds are analysed, as well as investigative models and methods to provide evidence. Methodologically, economic fraud investigations are discussed through an in-depth literature review. The investigative models applied are characterised by Data Mining techniques (Decision Trees, Neural Networks and Benford’s law) as well as the Net Worth Method, the Bank Deposit Method, the Specific Item Method and Digital Link Analysis. The case study shows that Benford’s law and Neural Networks, together with the Specific Item Method can render results admissible in criminal court in cumbersome financial fraud cases involving several jurisdictions and complex banking arrangements. Keywords: Financial fraud investigation, Data Mining, Benford’s law, Neural Networks, Specific Item Method Download PDF


Title: IMPACT OF PERCEIVED ORGANIZATIONAL POLITICS ON EMPLOYEE’S PERFORMANCE THROUGH EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: MODERATING ROLE OF POLITICAL SKILLS
Author: Dr. Rizwan Qaiser Danish, Qazi Muhammad Ali, Tayaaba Mehmood, Shumaila Qaseem, Hafiz Fawad Ali and Muhammad Bilal Ahmad
Keyword: Emotional Intelligence, Job Performance, Perceived organization politics, Political Skills
Page No: 136-148
DOI: 10.30876/JOHR.4.4.2018.136-148
Abstract: The purpose of this paper was to study the impact of perceived organizational politics on employees' performance through emotional intelligence and it also aimed to evaluate the moderating effect of p olitical skills in education sector, both public and private sector universities of Lahore, Pakistan. In this research, previous literature was critically reviewed regarding perceived organizational politics, employee's performance, political skills and emotional intelligence. The data was collected through self-reported, self-administered questionnaires. 270 questionnaires were distributed among the employees of different educational institutes in Lahore. Out of these, 221 questionnaires were useable and ready for analysis thus making response rate 81%. The convenience sampling technique was used for the collection of data. SPSS 20.0 was used to study the effect of perceived organizational politics on performance of employees. Regression and Correlation techniques were applied which was appropriate. We also used confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling in AMOS 22. Results indicate that EI partially mediates the relationship between politics and performance. On the other hand political skills strengthen the significant positive relationship between politics perception and emotional intelligence. Study suggests the managers to assess the political behavior (which affects the performance of employees) and design EI training to reduce their negative relationship. The study witnessed new empirical insights about the interplay of politics-performance and how EI mediates or PS moderate the relationship. Key Words: Emotional Intelligence, Job Performance, Perceived organization politics, Political Skills Download PDF