Research: Managerial Sense-making of Business Integrity

The fight against bribery and corruption has become a critical concern for many governments worldwide. Consequently, they have strengthened their anti-corruption efforts by redefining and reinforcing criminal laws regarding bribery and corruption as well as by strengthening the enforcement of such laws. Despite these profound and far-reaching changes in the legal regulations concerning bribery and corruption, recent studies  identified a serious lack of awareness of international corruption laws and risks even among legal professionals. Many business professionals and students are unaware of the implications of the existing international anti-corruption regulatory framework (IBA et al., 2010; Becker et al., 2013). Based on these findings it can be concluded that professionals and students seem not sufficiently trained about this subject.

It is the goal of the sessions to discuss how the described international developments are affecting education and training at universities, NGOs, companies and the public sector. It will cater to a wide audience ranging from academics to practitioners eager to integrate anti-corruption-related subjects into their respective curricula and training efforts.

Session Chair: Christian Hauser

Research Session Presentations

Corollaries of corruption and bribery in international business
Charles Malgwi
Professor of Accounting, Bentley University, USA

The Erosion of Academic Ethos – Quo Vadis Higher Education?
Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch
Professor of Management, Silesian University of Technology, Poland

How managers (don’t) make sense of integrity: a model of issue construction
Peter Hardi / Eric Brown
CEU Business School, Hungary


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