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.
Agency, Structure and Escalation
Chapter 8: The escalation of corruption in organizations
Subjects: business and management, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, organisational behaviour, economics and finance, corporate governance
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