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Corruption in Asia: Pervasiveness and arbitrariness

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  • Seung-Hyun Lee

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  • Kyeungrae Oh

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    How does one understand the differences and similarities of corruption among various Asian countries? We use a recent framework developed by Rodriguez, Uhlenbruck, and Eden ( 2005 ) to suggest that corruption has to be examined from two different dimensions: pervasiveness and arbitrariness. Using this framework, we ask why some Asian countries are able to achieve high levels of economic growth in the midst of high level corruption while other countries suffer from economic stagnation. We specifically suggest that more firms would bribe when pervasiveness is high, while fewer firms would bribe when arbitrariness is high. We also look into the implications on foreign direct investment. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Asia Pacific Journal of Management.

    Volume (Year): 24 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 97-114

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:asiapa:v:24:y:2007:i:1:p:97-114

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    Keywords: Corruption; Pervasiveness; Arbitrariness;

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