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Contextualizing Corruption: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Studying Corruption in Organizations

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  • Kanti Pertiwi

    () (Department of Management, Universitas Indonesia, Jawa Barat 16424, Indonesia
    Department of Management & Marketing, The University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010, Australia)

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This paper aims to establish how organization and management research, an extensive field that has contributed a great deal to research on corruption, could apply insights from other disciplines in order to advance the understanding of corruption, often considered as a form of unethical behavior in organizations. It offers an analysis of important contributions of corruption research, taking a ‘rationalist perspective’, and highlights the central tensions and debates within this vast body of literatures. It then shows how these debates can be addressed by applying insights from corruption studies, adopting anthropological lens. The paper thus proposes a cross-disciplinary approach, which focuses on studying corruption by looking at what it means to individuals implicated by the phenomenon while engaging in social relations and situated in different contexts. It also offers an alternative approach to the study of corruption amidst claims that anti-corruption efforts have failed to achieve desirable results.

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  • Kanti Pertiwi, 2018. "Contextualizing Corruption: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Studying Corruption in Organizations," Administrative Sciences, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 8(2), pages 1-1, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jadmsc:v:8:y:2018:i:2:p:12-:d:140399
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    1. Benjamin Van Rooij & Adam Fine, 2018. "Toxic Corporate Culture: Assessing Organizational Processes of Deviancy," Administrative Sciences, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 8(3), pages 1-1, June.
    2. Judith Van Erp, 2018. "The Organization of Corporate Crime: Introduction to Special Issue of Administrative Sciences," Administrative Sciences, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 8(3), pages 1-1, July.
    3. Clarissa Annemarie Meerts, 2018. "The Organisation as the Cure for Its Own Ailments: Corporate Investigators in The Netherlands," Administrative Sciences, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 8(3), pages 1-1, June.
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    Keywords

    organizational corruption; business ethics; management; governance;

    JEL classification:

    • M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics
    • M0 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - General
    • M1 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration
    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General
    • M11 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Production Management
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation
    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility
    • M15 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - IT Management
    • M16 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - International Business Administration
    • L - Industrial Organization

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