1st Edition

Organizational Corruption, Crime and Covid-19 Upholding Integrity and Transparency in Times of Crisis

    350 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    350 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Corruption often flourishes in times of uncertainty and crisis. When institutions and oversight are weak, and public trust low, corruption can thrive and undermine how societies respond to the crisis. Covid-19 brought this issue into sharp focus, and this book uncovers some of the problems experienced across the globe, and crucially, explains how organizations and countries can strengthen their anti-corruption systems to prevent problems in the future.

    The book has been created by the members of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education group on anti-corruption, and brings together top international experts to consolidate the lessons from the Covid-19 crisis in order to improve transparency, integrity, trust, and governance in the future. Cybersecurity, and cybercrime related to the pandemic are a particular focus. These factors are essential to social and economic order. Practice-oriented, each chapter offers examples of methods, approaches, tools, and cases which can be used for anti-corruption teaching, policy and corporate initiatives.

    With insights and cases from right across the globe, the book will be of interest to NGOs, policy-makers, organizational leaders, students and researchers looking to foster accountability, integrity and transparency across organizations in times of crisis.

    PART I: Introduction. 1. The virus of corruption during the COVID-19 pandemic (Wolfgang Amann, Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch, Hauser Christian, Matthias Kleinhempel, and Shiv K. Tripathi) PART II: The wrongdoing and system infection of corruption during the COVID-19 time 2. How stakeholder influence corrupted public leadership in tackling the COVID-19 outbreak in Ischgl (Jessica Ebnoether and Stefan Schembera) 3. Compliance Programs “Swabbing” in Argentina: How to achieve consistency with the new standards (Raul R. Saccani) 4. Is corporate bribery institutionalized in Latin America? Evidence from a comparative study in seven countries (Gustavo A. Yepes-López, José Luis Camarena, Julián Mauricio Cruz-Pulido, and Luz Jeannette Quintero-Campos) 5. Managing the Coronavirus Pandemic in Russia (Elena Denisova-Schmidt) 6. The Pandemic of Corruption: Betrayal of Trust in Crumbling Market Structures (The Case of India) (Ajai Prakash and Ajitesh Kumar Tiwari) 7. Digitalization and Financial Inclusion for Female Entrepreneurs in Corrupt Countries: Evidence from Southeast Asian Countries (Farzana Chowdhury) 8. New Information and Communication Technologies’ Effectiveness in Controlling Corruption in Emerging and Developing Countries: Is the “Silver Bullet” Hitting its Target? (Asli Kozan and Simon Porcher) 9. Corporate responses during COVID-19: Evidence from developed and developing countries (Abdullah Al-Mamun) PART III: Recovering after the pandemic- the pathway to strengthening anti-corruption system. 10. Education in Post COVID-19 Scenario: How Artificial Intelligence Has Changed E-Learning in Meta Era (Kyriakos Kouveliotis and Maryam Mansuri) 11. “Ethics drills”: How to Train your Ethical Muscle for the (Un)foreseeable (Marco Clemente, Alexandra Grammenou, Florian Roth, and Christian Vögtlin) 12. Leveraging Compliance with Technology in post COVID-19 Era (Damian Falcone) 13. Digitalisation, Artificial Intelligence, and the Fight Against Corruption (Christian Hauser) 14. Beyond Rule-based Ethics: Learning from COVID 19 to promote a Culture of Integrity in Mexico (Germán Scalzo and Yurixhi Gallardo and Javier Pinto-Garay) 15. Anticorruption efforts: The importance of the Tone at the Top (Matthias Kleinhempel) PART IV: Conclusion 16. Building prosilience for the years ahead: main insights from the COVID-19 pandemic for the way ahead (Wolfgang Amann)


    Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch is professor of management at the Canadian University Dubai. She serves as chair of research in the PRME MENA chapter.

    Wolfgang Amann is professor of strategy and leadership. He directs degree, custom, and open programs for HEC Paris in the Middle East. He co-founded the Humanistic Management Network and heads its Middle Eastern chapter.

    Christian Hauser is professor of business economics and international management at the Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship (SIFE) at the University of Applied Sciences Graubünden.

    Matthias Kleinhempel is a professor at IAE Business School and its Center for Governance and Transparency, where he teaches at the MBA and executive education programs.

    Shiv Tripathi is Vice President at Atmiya University and leads the Humanistic Management Network’s India chapter.