Although increasing attention has been paid to it, there are no signs that crime and corruption in organizations is decreasing, so if you're a manager or government policy maker, and your mandate is to reduce crime and corruption, where do you start? The international authors of this book fill a critical need to address such a prevalent and costly topic with a detailed analysis of the risks associated with crime and corruption in organizations. They examine the causes and consequences, and the choices we face in our efforts to eradicate these social maladies. They focus on the risks to individuals and organizations surrounding criminal and corrupt acts, with an emphasis on the psychological, behavioral and organizational factors supporting such behaviors. Finally, they explore the phenomenon of crime and corruption across a diverse array of organizational settings (ranging from public to private, for-profit to non-profit) and occupational categories (e.g., police officers, physicians, accountants, and academicians). The constant barrage of scandals publicized by the media demands 'front burner' attention dedicated to stemming this tide. Accordingly, this book turns to prominent researchers employing their talents to produce more ethical organizations. The result is the most up-to-date thinking on both classic (e.g., cognitive moral development) and novel (e.g., moral attentiveness) approaches to crime and corruption, as well as scientifically-grounded approaches to reducing illicit behavior in organizations.
Table of Contents
Contents: Part I Introduction: Crime and corruption in organizations, Ronald J. Burke. Part II Causes of Crime and Corruption in Organizations: Show me the money, Ronald J. Burke; Predicting workplace misconduct using personality and academic behaviors, Thomas H. Stone, I. M. Jawahar, and Jennifer L. Kisamore; The role of trust in employee theft, Edward C. Tomlinson; The influence of national culture on the rationalization of corruption, Amy Guerber, Aparna Rajagoplan and Vikas Anand. Part III Costs of Crime and Corruption in Organizations: The debilitating effects of fraud in organizations, Conan C. Albrecht, Matthew L. Sanders, Daniel V. Holland and Chad Albrecht; A re-examination of the withdrawal syndrome vis-à-vis organizational ethics in schools, Zehava Rosenblatt and Orly Shapira-Lishchinsky. Part IV Corruption in the Professions: Making sense of academic misconduct, Alison L. Antes and Michael D. Mumford; Medicines and money: the corruption of clinical information, Joel Lexchin. Part V Reducing Crime and Corruption in Organizations: How to minimize corruption in business organizations: developing and sustaining an ethical corporate culture, Mark S. Schwarz; Confronting corruption using integrity pacts: the case of Nigeria, Wesley Cragg, Uwafiokun Idemudia and Bronwyn Best; Easy prey Canadians, L.S. (Al) Rosen; Index.
'...a wide-ranging and careful analysis of wrong-doing (whether unlawful or merely dubious) in business...' - Professional Security 'The book Crime and Corruption in Organizations: Why it Occurs and What to Do About It represents a timely and interesting blend of empirical and conceptual research on crime and corruption in organizations. The articles included in this book offer fresh and insightful perspectives related to the causes of organizational transgressions and the costs these transgressions pose to organizations and society. The text begins with a comprehensive introduction to the topic and continues with a discussion of the systemic causes of organizational crime and corruption and their effect on different countries and industries. Organizational corruption is discussed from multiple view points. The articles motivated many interesting discussions with my peers and students.' Anke Arnaud, College of Business, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA