Antecedents of Corporate Scandals: CEOs' Personal Traits, Stakeholders' Cohesion, Managerial Fraud, and Imbalanced Corporate Strategy [Book Review]

Journal of Business Ethics 113 (2):265-283 (2013)
This study examines the antecedents of corporate scandals. Corporate scandals are defined as rare events occurring at the apex of corporate fame when managerial fraud suddenly emerges in conjunction with a significant gap between perceived corporate success and actual economic conditions. Previous studies on managerial fraud have examined the antecedents of illegal acts in isolation from strategic decisions and in terms of CEOs’ individual responses to the external context. This study frames the antecedents of corporate scandals in terms of the interplay of CEOs’ personal traits with corporate strategy and stakeholders’ cohesion. With this aim, this study builds on extant theory to examine the case of Banca Popolare di Lodi, an Italian bank involved in a corporate scandal in year 2005. The model contributes to advance understanding of the complex dynamics underlying the emergence of corporate scandals
Keywords CEO  Corporate scandals  Corporate strategy  Managerial fraud  Stakeholders
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s10551-012-1294-6
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 30,169
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory.Alasdair C. MacIntyre - 2007 - University of Notre Dame Press.
The Nature of Human Values.Milton Rokeach - 1973 - New York: Free Press.

View all 15 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Corporate Citizenship.Sandra Waddock - 2005 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 16:184-189.
Corporate Scandals and Spoiled Identities.Danielle E. Warren - 2007 - Business Ethics Quarterly 17 (3):477-496.
Corporate Wrongdoing.John Lipinski, Adele Queiroz, Jaime C. Rubin & M. J. Paula Soruco - 2005 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 16:263-266.
Corporate Strategy and Ethics.Daniel R. Gilbert - 1986 - Journal of Business Ethics 5 (2):137 - 150.
Corporate Social Responsibility and Crony Capitalism in Taiwan.Po-Keung Ip - 2008 - Journal of Business Ethics 79 (1/2):167 - 177.
Corporate Codes of Conduct as a Global Business Strategy.James K. Rowe & Ronnie D. Lipschutz - 2005 - International Corporate Responsibility Series 2:1-45.
Antecedents of Corporate Political Finance Disclosure.Naomi A. Gardberg, Donald H. Schepers & Louis Lipani - 2011 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 22:424-435.
Added to PP index

Total downloads
23 ( #224,329 of 2,192,005 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
4 ( #59,430 of 2,192,005 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature