Charting corporate corruption : agency, structure and escalation

1. 'Bad apple' approaches to organizational corruption -- 2. Rationalization, self-deception and corruption -- 3. 'When giants stumble' : agency, rationalization and the ruin of barings bank -- 4. 'Bad barrel' perspectives on corporate corruption -- 5. Environmental pre...

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Main Author: Fleming, Peter
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: Zyglidopoulos, Stelios C.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham, U.K Edward Elgar c2009
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBook Archive - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:1. 'Bad apple' approaches to organizational corruption -- 2. Rationalization, self-deception and corruption -- 3. 'When giants stumble' : agency, rationalization and the ruin of barings bank -- 4. 'Bad barrel' perspectives on corporate corruption -- 5. Environmental pressures towards corruption -- 6. Structure and the 2002 accounting scandals -- 7. The escalation of corruption in organizations -- 9. Conclusion : individuals, organizations and the political economy of the firm
In the post-Enron era, corporate corruption is increasingly on the research agenda. This informative book provides a novel approach by charting the causes of corruption. It demonstrates how agency (decisions and choices of individuals) and structure (the contextual pressures in the business environment) can interact to result in the rapid escalation of corporate crime. By analyzing and describing the social psychological dimensions of this escalation, the book will be effective in creating preventive measures that can be designed and implemented in business organizations
Physical Description:x, 161 p ill
ISBN:184720516X
9781847205162
9781848447325