White collars, dirty hands: A grounded neo - institutional theory of misconduct in professional service firms
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
We develop a grounded neo-institutional theory explaining the occurrence of misconduct in professional service firms. The theory harbors two novel insights. First, parallel governance structures, which are presently the norm in many professional fields, aggravate rather than dampen misconduct. Second, decoupling and institutional disruption are both necessary and jointly sufficient conditions for the emergence of misconduct. The empirical evidence supporting our theory derives from in-depth interviews with 65 professionals working for Dutch auditing, law, and consultancy firms and corroboratory data sources.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Dayna Simpson, Damien Power & Robert Klassen (2012). When One Size Does Not Fit All: A Problem of Fit Rather Than Failure for Voluntary Management Standards. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 110 (1):85-95.
William L. Fibkins (2006). Innocence Denied: A Guide to Preventing Sexual Misconduct by Teachers and Coaches. Rowman & Littlefield Education.
Ann Neale (1996). Professional Conduct and Professional Misconduct: A Framework and its Application to the Accounting Profession. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 15 (2):219 - 226.
James R. Wible (1995). The Economic Organization of Science, the Firm, and the Marketplace. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 25 (1):35-68.
John M. Braxton (2011). Professors Behaving Badly: Faculty Misconduct in Graduate Education. Johns Hopkins University Press.
Masoud Shadnam & Thomas B. Lawrence (2011). Understanding Widespread Misconduct in Organizations. Business Ethics Quarterly 21 (3):379-407.
Stefanic Stegemann-Bochl (2000). Misconduct in Science and the German Law. Science and Engineering Ethics 6 (1):57-62.
David H. Guston (1999). Changing Explanatory Frameworks in the U.S. Government's Attempt to Define Research Misconduct. Science and Engineering Ethics 5 (2):137-154.
Viet Ha Hoang (2006). Securities Market and Corporate Governance of Privatised Firms. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics 2 (s 3-4):254-279.
Demian Whiting (2010). Serious Professional Misconduct and the Need for an Apology. Clinical Ethics 5 (3):130-135.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads8 ( #276,630 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #369,877 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?