Corruption and the multi-national corporation

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dc.contributor.author AlHussaini, Wissam
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-29T12:38:22Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-29T12:38:22Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/7294
dc.description.abstract This research aims at determining the host country-specific antecedents which prompt MNCs to break the hyper-norm of anti-corruption and pay bribes abroad. Using anomie theory conjectures, antecedents are divided into opportunities and conditions. Data on more than 1000 MNCs operating in 26 countries was obtained from the World Bank's Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey (BEEPS). A Multilevel model was constructed and hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) was used to determine the effect of country-level and firm-level antecedents on the MNC bribery activity. The results show that opportunities including achievement of competitive advantage, host countries' transition periods, and natural resource abundance have positive significant effects on MNCs' propensity to pay bribes. Additionally, host country conditions, such as the law's rigidity and legal system incompetence, also have a significant positive impact on an MNC's propensity to pay bribes. This study advances the literature on corruption in several directions. First, it studies the phenomenon from supply side (i.e. the bribe-payer). Second, it adopts the use of anomie theory which is still a novel approach for studying corruption. Third, it uses the MNC as the unit of analysis rather than country or local firms. Finally, it goes beyond recent studies by focusing on the host country's rather than home country's effect on a firm's bribery activity. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Corruption and the multi-national corporation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle antecedents to bribery in a foreign country en_US
dc.author.degree PHD en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201204851 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Management Studies (MNGT) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc viii, 147 p: ill en_US
dc.author.advisor Molz, Rick
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibbliographical references en_US
dc.identifier.ctation AlHussaini, W. (2010). Corruption and the multi-national corporation: antecedents to bribery in a foreign country (Doctoral dissertation, Concordia University). en_US
dc.author.email wissam.alhussaini@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 https://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/979347/ en_US
dc.publisher.institution Concordia University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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