Organizational Immunity to Corruption

Building Theoretical and Research Foundations

Edited by:
Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch, Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Published 2010

The current discussion about corruption in organizational studies is one of the most growing, most fertile and perhaps most fascinating ones. Corruption is also a construct that is multilevel and can be understood as being created and supported by social and cultural interaction. As a result, an ongoing dialogue on corruption permeates the levels of analysis and numerous research domains in organizational studies. Thus I see a major opportunity and necessity to look on corruption from a multilevel and multicultural perspective.

Second, in the global society of the world today where organizational boundaries are becoming increasingly transparent and during the Global Crisis, which has been rooted in unethical and corrupt behavior of large corporations, a deeper understanding of corruption, its forms, typologies, ways to increase organizational immunity and the best practices how to fight against corruption that are particularly significant and can also uncover it means that individuals, groups, organizations and whole societies can be used to sustain a sense of purpose, direction, meaning and the right way for creating a moral frame for the ethical behavior in the world of flux.

Third, there is a growing pressure in the field of organizational studies and management to formulate theories that stimulate thinking of corruption, to change understanding of the phenomenon and, what is the most important, to carry out actions that produce valued outcomes.

This exciting book provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of organizational corruption. It is an essential reference tool to carry out further research on corruption in organization. This book uncovers new theoretical insights that, I hope, will inspire new questions about corruption in organization; it also changes our understanding of the phenomenon and encourages further exploration and research.

Acknowledgements, Editor and Contributors, Introduction, Chapter summaries, PART I - CORRUPTION UNDERSTANDING, Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch: Corruption Immunity Based on Positive Organizational Scholarship Towards Theoretical Framework, Charles Wankel: Orienting Business Students to Navigate The Shoals of Corruption in Practice, Mark Edwards: Corruption, Globalisation and Business Ethics: A Metatheoretical Approach, Derrick V. Mckoy: Defining Corruption, Chizu Nakajima, Paul Palmer: Anti-Corruption Law and Practice, Jacob Dahl Rendtorff: The concept of corruption: Moral and political perspectives, Liviu Drugus: Is Corruption Un-Ethical? The Politics and Economics of Corruption. Corrupt universities, José G. Vargas-Hernández: The Multiple Faces of Corruption: Typology, Forms and Levels, Josetta Mclaughlin, Deborah Pavelka, Lisa Amoroso: Money Laundering: Strategic Initiatives for Preventing a Growing Menace, Inês Freitas, Nelson Ramalho: Organizational Vulnerability to Corruption: An Interaction with Individual Features, PART II - DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES OF CORRUPTION PREVENTION, Hamid Kazeroony: Postmodern view of organization behavior and ethical dynamics, Marco Tavanti: United Against Corruption: the United Nations Global Compact’s Principles and Strategies Against Local and Global Corruption, Martin J. Lecker: Karma Capitalism: A Normative Standard for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Loi Teck Hui: Christianity and Organizational Corruptions, Philippa Collins: CSR and Ethical Issues in Operations Management, Dima Jamali: Alleviating Corruption through CSR, Radha R. Sharma: Preventing Corruption Through Spiritual Leadership in Organisations, Sonja A. Sackmann, Birte Horstmann: The role of corporate culture in developing and preventing corruption, Larysa Lazorenko: Corporate Culture as a Way of Preventing and Combating Corruption in an Enterprise, Li-Hwa Hung: Prevention and Identification of Organizational Corruption, Liliya Pan: Modern Tendencies of Companies’ Image Forming, Ambika Zutshi: Improving the Future from the Past, Tony Lingham: Minimizing Corruption in Organizations: Harnessing the Value of Teams, PART III - CASES & BEST PRACTICES OF CORRUPTION PREVENTION, Jae Eon Yu: Building anti-corruption activities through reshaping corporate culture: the case of Samsung Electronics, Paolo Canonico, Stefano Consiglio, Ernesto De Nito, Gianluigi Mangia: Criminal organisations and corruption in Italy, Vlad Vaiman, Páll Ásgeir Davídsson, Thröstur Olaf Sigurjonsson: Revising a Concept of Corruption as a Result of the Global Economic Crisis – the Case of Iceland, Mislav Ante Omazić: Holcim’s fight against corruption, Chieh-Yu Lin: Corruption Prevention and Corporate Social Responsibility – an Example of a Taiwanese Semiconductor Company, Tom Cockburn: Employee Commitment and the Development of Corruption: A Case Study, Jane Sekarsari Tamtana: How the Government Combats Corruption: the Case of Indonesia, Antti Ainamo, Yan Zhang: Corruption in China, Dahlia Zawawi, Keng Kok Tee, Jo Ann Ho: Cultural Values and Organisational Ethics: Looking at Malaysia, Dominic S. Depersis, Alfred Lewis: Deceit in the Testamentary Process, Conclusions, Authors index