David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 42 (2):125 - 149 (2003)
The problem this article focuses on is not the isolated individual act of corruption, but the systematic, pervasive sub-system of corruption that can and has existed across historical periods, geographic areas, and political-economic systems. It is important to first understand how corrupt and unethical subsystems operate, particularly their network nature, in order to reform and change them while not becoming what we are trying to change. Twelve key system elements are considered that include case examples from Asia, Latin America, the Mediterranean, and North America. A key operating feature of corruption sub-systems is that they are relatively stable networks rather than exceptional, independent, individual events. Drawing on social network, social movement, and action-learning theories, six theory building propositions concerning ethical corruption reform are developed.
|Keywords||Philosophy Ethics Business Education Economic Growth Management|
|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
Jerry X. Cao, Yuan Ding & Hua Zhang (forthcoming). Social Capital, Informal Governance, and Post-IPO Firm Performance: A Study of Chinese Entrepreneurial Firms. Journal of Business Ethics.
Peter Fleming & Stelios C. Zyglidopoulos (2008). The Escalation of Deception in Organizations. Journal of Business Ethics 81 (4):837 - 850.
Bertrand Venard & Mohamed Hanafi (2008). Organizational Isomorphism and Corruption in Financial Institutions: Empirical Research in Emerging Countries. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 81 (2):481 - 498.
Adele Santana, Antonino Vaccaro & Donna J. Wood (2009). Ethics and the Networked Business. Journal of Business Ethics 90 (4):661 - 681.
Brian W. Kulik, Michael J. O’Fallon & Manjula S. Salimath (2008). Do Competitive Environments Lead to the Rise and Spread of Unethical Behavior? Parallels From Enron. Journal of Business Ethics 83 (4):703 - 723.
Similar books and articles
Antonio Argandoña (2003). Private-to-Private Corruption. Journal of Business Ethics 47 (3):253 - 267.
Edward H. Spence (2008). Corruption in the Media. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 22 (2):231-241.
Leo V. Ryan (2000). Combating Corruption. Business Ethics Quarterly 10 (1):331-338.
Rogelio Perez Perdomo (1990). Corruption and Business in Present Day Venezuela. Journal of Business Ethics 9 (7):555 - 566.
Danielle E. Warren & William S. Laufer (2009). Are Corruption Indices a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy? A Social Labeling Perspective of Corruption. Journal of Business Ethics 88 (4):841 - 849.
Daniel Egiegba Agbiboa (2012). Between Corruption and Development: The Political Economy of State Robbery in Nigeria. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 108 (3):325-345.
Bryan W. Husted (2002). Culture and International Anti-Corruption Agreements in Latin America. Journal of Business Ethics 37 (4):413 - 422.
Kelly D. Martin, Jean L. Johnson & John B. Cullen (2009). Organizational Change, Normative Control Deinstitutionalization, and Corruption. Business Ethics Quarterly 19 (1):105-130.
Philip M. Nichols (2009). Multiple Communities and Controlling Corruption. Journal of Business Ethics 88 (4):805 - 813.
Richard P. Nielsen (2000). The Politics of Long-Term Corruption Reform. Business Ethics Quarterly 10 (1):305-317.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads23 ( #126,376 of 1,725,237 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #210,900 of 1,725,237 )
How can I increase my downloads?