1st Edition

Organizational Corruption in the Asia Pacific Insights, Analysis and Management

Edited By Tim G. Andrews, Chris Rowley Copyright 2021
    162 Pages
    by Routledge

    162 Pages
    by Routledge

    Though corruption exists wherever there is organized human life, reports continue to show markedly higher levels of, for example, bribery, kickbacks, cronyism and nepotism across the Asia Pacific area – particularly as compared to the ‘developed’ Anglo-European West. Despite the prolonged and multiple attempts to combat corruption across the region, especially in the wake of the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997–2000, the challenges for business organizations in corporate Asia remain arguably as formidable as ever. Business corruption in Asia continues to affect the image, behaviour, performance and management of companies – both local and foreign – in the region.

    Against this backdrop, this fresh collection of research sheds new insight into the antecedents, manifestations and consequences of corruption in a changing Asian business landscape – as well as efforts to prevent, manage and redress it.

    This book will be of interest to those interested in international business, especially in the Asia Pacific region, and in business ethics. It was originally published as a special issue of Asia Pacific Business Review.

    Introduction: Organizational Corruption in Asia Pacific Business and Management: Overviewing the Terrain
    Tim G. Andrews, Chris Rowley, Khongphu Nimanandh and Siriwut Buranapin

    1. The Effects of Economic Development and the Evolution of Social Institutions on the Level of Corruption: Comparing the Asia Pacific with other Regional Blocs
    Christopher Bajada and Mikhail Shashnov

    2. Influencing MNC Strategies for Managing Corruption and Favouritism in Pacific Asia Countries: A Multiple-theory Configurational Perspective
    Duane Windsor

    3. The Importance of Organisational Culture in Corruption: The Case of South Korea
    In-Woo Jun, Kyoung-In Kim and Chris Rowley

    4. Business Corruption in a Changing Myanmar: Understanding ‘Responsible Cronyism’
    Tim G. Andrews, Khongphu Nimanandh, Khin Thi Htun and Saranya Kantabutra

    5. Anti-corruption Commissions: Lessons for the Asia Pacific Region from a Proposed Australian Federal Anti-corruption Watchdog Q
    Marie dela Rama and Michael Lester

    6. Organizational Corruption in the Asia Pacific: Retrospect and Prospects
    Tim G. Andrews, Chris Rowley, Khongphu Nimanandh and Siriwut Buranapin


    Tim G. Andrews is Associate Professor at Webster University, Bangkok, Thailand, where he teaches and researches organizational behaviour and management in emerging Southeast Asia. Recent publications focus on the influence of cultural age, economic inequality, corruption and ‘Asian’ societal ethics in business.

    Chris Rowley is Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, UK and Professor Emeritus at The Business School (formerly Cass), City, University of London, UK. He has over 30 years of experience of many university systems in the UK, Europe, and Asia and has won several international grants. He is the editor of three journals, including the Asia Pacific Business Review, and has published over 700 articles, books, chapters, and practitioner pieces. He regularly provides interviews, expert comments, and opinion pieces to the international media, including news services, TV, radio, and practitioner outlets.