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Research Companion To Corruption In Organizations

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Research Companion To Corruption In Organizations

Ronald J. Burke , Cary Cooper

Edited by Ronald J. Burke, Emeritus Professor, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada and Cary L. Cooper, CBE, Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, Lancaster University, UK

Elgar original reference
2009 320 pp Hardback 978 1 84720 892 7
ebook isbn 978 1 84980 192 8

Hardback £128.00 on-line price £115.20


Series: New Horizons in Management series

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‘Ronald Burke and Cary Cooper have assembled the most comprehensive volume of work available today on the topic of organizational corruption. However, the volume is far-reaching in more than just its content. In addition to attracting some of the most widely-read scholars in the area, Burke and Cooper have found space for a number of bright new voices – and thus, insights – as well. This makes for a volume that is as vibrant and exciting as it is complete. Scholars not only should read it, they will enjoy doing so.’
– Marshall Schminke, University of Central Florida, US

Contributors: V. Anand, A.L. Antes, C. Beeler, R.J. Burke, J.J. Caughron, R. Chun, C.L. Cooper, L. de Sousa, D. DiazGranados, A. Ellstrand, G. Eweje, P. Fleming, R. Folger, R.E. Freeman, R.L. Greenbaum, M. Joshi, P. Larmour, J. Lefkowitz, B. Martin, B. Moriarty, M.D. Mumford, R. Pritchard, A. Rajagopalan, L.S. Rosen, B. Stevens, L.A. Stewart, E.C. Tomlinson, S.C. Zyglidopoulos

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Corruption in organizations is creating an increasing number of victims and causing huge costs. This timely book brings together international researchers who address the causes and consequences of corruption in organizations and the action needed to reduce levels of corruption worldwide.

Corruption is a worldwide problem and is likely to increase as a result of the current economic meltdown. Specific attention is devoted to causes of corruption such as individual levels of moral development, moral disengagement, greed, the routinisation of corruption, and organizational factors such as conflicts of interest, reward systems and organizational cultural values. The Companion suggests methods and examples to reduce levels of corruption that include education and training, whistleblowing, the increase of organizational controls through rules and structure, and developing an ethical organizational culture.

Academics and postgraduate students interested in both crime and corruption in organizations will warmly welcome the Companion. Policymakers in government, those involved in professional services such as accountants and lawyers, as well as managers of any organization interested in conducting ethical business will find the Companion invaluable.

Full table of contents


Introduction: Corruption in Organizations: Causes, Consequences and Choices
Ronald J. Burke

1. Greed
Ronald J. Burke

2. Individual and Organizational Antecedents of Misconduct in Organizations: What do we (believe that we) know, and on what bases do we (believe that we) know it?
Joel Lefkowitz

3. Research on Corruption and Unethical Behavior in Organizations: The Use of Conjoint Analysis
Robert Folger, Robert Pritchard, Rebecca L. Greenbaum and Deborah DiazGranados

4. The Escalation of Corruption in Organizations
Stelios C. Zyglidopoulos and Peter Fleming

5. Labour Relations and Ethical Dilemmas of Extractive MNEs in Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia
Gabriel Eweje

6. On the Corruption of Scientists: The Influence of Field, Environment, and Personality
Michael D. Mumford, Alison L. Antes, Cheryl Beeler and Jay J. Caughron

7. A Comparative Perspective on Corruption: Kantian, Utilitarian or Virtue?
Rosa Chun

8. Ethical Leadership
R. Edward Freeman, Brian Moriarty and Lisa A. Stewart

9. Corruption, Outrage and Whistleblowing
Brian Martin

10. Organizational Responses to Allegations of Corporate Corruption
Vikas Anand, Alan Ellstrand, Aparna Rajagopalan and Mahendra Joshi

11. Reducing Employee Theft: Weighing the Evidence on Intervention Effectiveness
Edward C. Tomlinson

12. Corporate Ethical Codes as a Vehicle of Reducing Corruption in Organizations
Betsy Stevens

13. Transparency International: Global Franchising and the War of Information Against Corruption
Luís de Sousa and Peter Larmour

14. Canadian Corporate Corruption
L.S. Rosen


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