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The Power from the Top

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The Power from the Top (English shop)

An Empirical Assessment of Corrupt Decisions in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector

Esther Pieterse (Author)


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ISBN-13 (Hard Copy) 9783954049387
ISBN-13 (eBook) 9783736949386
Language English
Page Number 244
Lamination of Cover matt
Edition 1. Aufl.
Publication Place Göttingen
Place of Dissertation Frankfurt Oder
Publication Date 2015-03-13
General Categorization Dissertation
Departments Criminal law, criminal trial law and criminology
International law and foreign law
Economic and social policy
Business economics
Social sciences
Empirical social research
Political science
Keywords Corruption, Bribery, Tone from the top, Nigeria, Business Simulation, Compliance, Peer Pressure, Rationalization, Oil and Gas Industry

Anti-Corruption and Compliance programmes in multinational companies have become a common standard. In order for these programmes to be effective, international guidelines and best practice provide that Top Management needs to demonstrate Tone from the Top. However, it remains unresolved what Tone from the Top implies in practice and how it influences the effectiveness of anti-corruption. This book explores theoretically and empirically, what Tone from the Top means and how it can influence decision making with respect to corruption. Data was obtained from Nigerian managers within the oil and gas industry when facing corruption in an experimental environment. An innovative research design, the Drill Bit Business Simulation, was applied which imitates the realities and corruption opportunities of the Nigerian oil and gas sector. Results show how Tone from the Top influences moral and social motivations, which in turn steer the decision of managers whether to engage in corruption. On the basis of these new insights on corrupt decision-making in companies and the influence of Tone from the Top, this book provides practical recommendations on how anti-corruption programmes can be designed to become more effective.