The Organizational Aspects of Corporate and Organizational Crime

Edited by
October 2018
152 pages
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  • ISBN978-3-03897-259-4 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue The Organizational Aspects of Corporate and Organizational Crime that was published in

Business & Economics
Corporate crimes seem endemic to modern society. The newspapers are filledon a daily basis with examples of financial manipulation, accounting fraud, foodfraud, cartels, bribery, toxic spills and environmental harms, corporate humanrights violations, insider trading, privacy violations, discrimination, corporatemanslaughter or violence, and, recently, software manipulation. Clearly, theproblem of corporate crime transcends the micro level of the individual ‘rottenapple’: although corporate crimes are ultimately committed by individualmembers of an organization, they have more structural roots, as the enablingand justifying organizational context in which they take place plays a definingrole. Organizations provide individuals with positions, incentives, networks, rules,routines, perceptions and beliefs, that structure the opportunities for crime. Thus,organizational factors can explain how misconduct in organizations is defined,perceived, normalized, organized, and facilitated on the one hand, and controlledand prevented on the other hand.Organization studies have a long tradition of studying misconduct and deviance inorganizational contexts. This Special Issue of Administrative Sciences focuses onthe organizational and administrative aspects of a broad spectrum of corporateand organizational crimes.
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bribery; corruption; ethical climate; organizations; personal and social norms; organizational corruption; business ethics; management; governance; corporate financial crimes; organisational crime; corporate bribery; corporate tax fraud; corporate vehicles; money laundering; illicit finance; proceeds of crime; compliance; organizational culture; organizational crime; ethical climate; business ethics; social norms; collusion; group dynamics; psychology; psychoanalysis; systems–psychodynamics; corporate investigations; corporate settlements; internal norm violations; private justice; whistleblowing; institutions; reporting wrongdoing; comparative study; n/a