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The role of managers’ behavior in corporate fraud

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  • Cohen, Jeffrey
  • Ding, Yuan
  • Lesage, Cedric

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  • Stolowy, Hervé

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Based on anecdotal evidence from press articles covering 39 high profile alleged or acknowledged corporate fraud cases, the objective of this paper is to examine one dimension partially unexplored: the role of managers’ behavior in the commitment of the fraud.

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Paper provided by HEC Paris in its series Les Cahiers de Recherche with number 900.

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Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: 01 Jul 2008
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Handle: RePEc:ebg:heccah:0900

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Keywords: Fraud auditing standards; fraud triangle; corporate fraud; theory of planned behavior; personality traits; ethics;

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