Bribery and corruption: A comparative study between Australian and Malaysian managers

Segon, M, Booth, C and O'Shannassy, T 2012, 'Bribery and corruption: A comparative study between Australian and Malaysian managers', Singapore Management Review, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 70-82.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Bribery and corruption: A comparative study between Australian and Malaysian managers
Author(s) Segon, M
Booth, C
O'Shannassy, T
Year 2012
Journal name Singapore Management Review
Volume number 34
Issue number 2
Start page 70
End page 82
Total pages 13
Publisher Emerald
Abstract Bribery can be seen as an illegal or unauthorised transfer of money or an in-kind substitute as an inducement34 . Ashforth and Anand7 argue that all organisations have the potential for corruption which if accepted can result in the normalisation of the practice. Behaviour that has become embedded and seen as permissible or even desirable is regarded as normalised. These behaviours are then passed on to successive organisational members under the guise of normal practice. This paper reviews the literature pertaining to the normalisation of corrupt behaviour and the extent to which managers are aware of and take action to report such practices . It presents the findings of a survey of over 100 practicing managers from Australia and Malaysia that identifies their awareness of unethical practices and what they would do if they were to offer or receive an offer to engage in such practices. A discussion and conclusions will then be drawn regarding the extent of normalisation of corruption in Australian and Malaysian business organisations.
Subject Human Resources Management
Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Values
Virtue
Ethics
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