Corruption is increasingly placed on top of the agenda of national governments and supra national institutions, such as the OECD, UN or the World Bank. A necessary condition for promoting sustainable economic growth is the pre-existence of a stable political system which is able to control corruption. Corruption, however, is a very complex issue, associated with institutional and cultural specificities, personality traits related to individualistic values, and criminal personalities. In this book the social, political and economic realities that prevail in particular settings are viewed from an interdisciplinary, multidimensional, and a multi country perspective.
This book is divided into three parts. The first part presents a comprehensive, theoretical and empirical framework of corruption with an overview of literature on economic growth and corruption. Part two, encompasses the in-depth analysis of several countries, ranging from middle corrupted contexts like Portugal, to highly corrupted countries including Serbia, Russia, Thailand and China- the latter viewed from the perspective of firms from a very low corruption country such as Finland. The final part explores the prevention and control of corruption, looking at the public sector in Thailand and fighting corruption with different strategies.
This volume is of the interest of those who study international economics, development economics or organised crime.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Corruption, economic growth and globalization: An introduction PART I – Corruption, economic growth and globalization: the linkages Chapter 2 - Economic growth and the economics of corruption: a merge between tribes? Chapter 3 - Globalization and corruption: impacts and nonlinearities PART II – Corruption types and economic growth impacts: a globalized perspective Chapter 4 - Everyday Opinions on Grand and Petty Corruption: A Portuguese Study Chapter 5 - Corruption in China through the Lens of Finnish Firms Chapter 6 - Corruption and Network Relationships: Theory and Evidence from Thailand Chapter 7 - Quasi-corruption in Public Procurement: the case of Russian Federation Chapter 8 - Corruption and Political Party Financing – the Case of Serbia Chapter 9 - Corruption in Public Management in Brazil: a hidden, regional perspective PART III – Corruption prevention and control: towards a sustainable growth trajectory Chapter 10 - Opportunity as a Factor in Public Sector Fraud and Corruption Chapter 11 - Results-based Management: An Effort to Prevent Corruption in the Thai Public Sector Chapter 12 - Legal System Related to Corruption Control and Corruption Causes in Thailand Chapter 13 - Fighting Corruption with Strategy
Aurora A.C. Teixeira is Associate Professor at Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal.
Carlos Pimenta is Full Professor at Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal.
António Maia is Researcher at OBEGEF (Observatório de Economia e Gestão de Fraude), Inspector of Judicial Police, and Lecturer at the Institute of Judicial Police and Criminal Sciences, Portugal.
José António Moreira is Assistant Professor at Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal.