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Power corrupts
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC).
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Abstract [en]

Deviating from the standard corruption literature the focus of this paper is on private corruption instead of bureaucratic corruption. We model an organisation's decision making process in two dimensions, complexity and concentration, and explore how these dimensions affect the existence and extent of corruption in an organisation. As expected, the decision making process affects corruption. However, changes of the decision making process do not necessarily have a monotonic influence on corruption.

Keyword [en]
Corruption, organisations, private corruption, decision making system
National Category
Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31970OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-31970DiVA: diva2:1034654
Available from: 2016-10-12 Created: 2016-10-12 Last updated: 2016-10-12Bibliographically approved
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1. Causes of corruption
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2009 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis consists of an introductory chapter and four essays. Although possible to read individually they all analyse the causes of corruption and hence complement each other.

The four essays collectively illustrate the complex nature of corruption. Often many interrelated factors work together in causing corruption. Hence, discovering how these factors, individually and together, cause corruption is vital in combating corruption.

The first essay helps to explain the path dependency of corruption. It shows that even if the legal system and enforcement level in a corrupt country or organisation is altered to become identical to that in a non corrupt, the level of corruption may not converge.

The second essay analyses how the decision making structure influences corruption. It is found that even though the profits of corruption may be monotonically related to changes in the organisational structure the incidence of corruption is not necessarily so.

The third essay looks on how corruption may spread between different organisations or countries as they interact with each other, with corrupt/non corrupt behaviour being more likely to be transmitted from successful to nonsuccessful entities than vice versa.

The fourth and final essay investigates how the freedom of information can impact on corruption. Looking on both regulatory and technical constraints on information flows, the conclusion is that relaxation of both constraints simultaneously is needed to combat corruption.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, 2009. 138 p.
Series
JIBS Dissertation Series, ISSN 1403-0470 ; 059
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31974 (URN)978-91-86345-02-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-10-12 Created: 2016-10-12 Last updated: 2016-10-12Bibliographically approved

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