Business corruption: cheating the system or using opportunities?

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Business corruption: cheating the system or using opportunities?

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dc.contributor.author Porkess, Katie en_GB
dc.contributor.author Schroeder, Jonathan en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-13T13:05:43Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T10:26:57Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-19T16:06:23Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_GB
dc.description.abstract Corrupt behaviour in organisations involves individuals or groups of people behaving in ways that are outside usually accepted norms for the organisation and/or society at large. This may include influencing or coercing some members of the group to act in ways that are normally unacceptable to them. Such behaviour might be expected to cause stress to, or indeed be as a result of stress for, the individuals and groups concerned. By refusing to join in the corrupt behaviour of their group, such people risk being alienated from it, something that they would find highly stressful. A series of experiments involving both students and the business community in the U.K., showed that individuals who identified strongly with their group behaved corruptly not only to support their wider socially identified category, but also in support of smaller immediate groups. In all cases, high identifiers experienced less stress than low identifiers. A model of group identity, stress and corruption is introduced. en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/98720 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher University of Exeter Business School en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries Discussion Papers in Management en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries 10/02 en_GB
dc.relation.url http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/documents/papers/management/2010/1002.pdf en_GB
dc.subject corruption en_GB
dc.title Business corruption: cheating the system or using opportunities? en_GB
dc.type Working Paper en_GB
dc.date.available 2010-05-13T13:05:43Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T10:26:57Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-19T16:06:23Z
dc.identifier.issn 1472-2939 en_GB
dc.description Working paper en_GB


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