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How business students view corruption, and why this should concern us

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dc.contributor.author Karkoulian, Silva
dc.contributor.author Finlay, Jim
dc.contributor.author Neal, Mark
dc.contributor.author Catana, Doina
dc.contributor.author Pellegrino, Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-07T12:46:51Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-07T12:46:51Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1573-1936 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5506
dc.description.abstract When seeking to understand corruption in its ongoing temporal context, it is useful to consider business students. Because of their high numbers and the kinds of jobs they enter, they have a key role to play in challenging or sustaining corruption in their societies. This exploratory study focuses on these people in three countries in different regions – the USA, Romania and Lebanon – and asks ‘How does long-standing corruption in a country shape their attitudes toward bribery?’ Using a case-study methodology structured along four theoretical perspectives – universalism, cultural relativism, ethical relativism and consequentialism – the study suggests that, when viewed from a universalist perspective, students in corrupt societies may be more tolerant of corrupt practice than those living in less corrupt countries. Thus, rather depressingly, those who should be part of the solution may actually be part of the problem. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title How business students view corruption, and why this should concern us en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle insights from Lebanon, Romania and the United States en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198203940 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Management Studies (MNGT) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Tertiary Education and Management en_US
dc.journal.volume 21
dc.journal.issue 2
dc.article.pages 140-159 en_US
dc.keywords Corruption en_US
dc.keywords Corrupt values en_US
dc.keywords Business schools en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13583883.2015.1036109 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Neal, M., Finlay, J., Karkoulian, S., Catana, D., & Pellegrino, R. (2015). How business students view corruption, and why this should concern us: insights from Lebanon, Romania and the United States. Tertiary Education and Management, 21(2), 140-159. en_US
dc.author.email skarkoul@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13583883.2015.1036109 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6513-3483
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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