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An analysis of the predictors of software piracy within Latin America


  • Robertson, Christopher J.
  • Gilley, K. Matthew
  • Crittenden, Victoria
  • Crittenden, William F.


Corruption has become an increasingly salient issue in recent years due to the increasing pressure placed on top management teams of multinational firms to maintain high moral standards in all facets of their operations. The level and scope of corruption in a particular country is worthy of consideration as companies seek potential export markets and global partners. While macro-level academic research related to causes of corruption has burgeoned in the past decade, there is a lack of depth and breadth with respect to corruption research in Latin America. The current study analyzes patterns of software piracy (a notorious type of corruption) for 20 Latin American nations. Results indicate that economic growth, foreign direct investment, Internet usage, and development assistance relate to software piracy rates in Latin America.

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  • Robertson, Christopher J. & Gilley, K. Matthew & Crittenden, Victoria & Crittenden, William F., 2008. "An analysis of the predictors of software piracy within Latin America," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 61(6), pages 651-656, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jbrese:v:61:y:2008:i:6:p:651-656

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    1. Salahodjaev, Raufhon & Odilova, Shoirahon & Andrés, Antonio R., 2016. "Intelligence and Crime: A novel evidence for software piracy," MPRA Paper 71569, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Crittenden, Victoria L. & Crittenden, William F., 2012. "Corporate governance in emerging economies: Understanding the game," Business Horizons, Elsevier, vol. 55(6), pages 567-574.
    3. Shanahan, Kevin J. & Hyman, Michael R., 2010. "Motivators and enablers of SCOURing: A study of online piracy in the US and UK," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 63(9-10), pages 1095-1102, September.

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