Dirty Business: Exploring Corporate Misconduct: Analysis and Cases

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SAGE, Dec 23, 1996 - Business & Economics - 299 pages
Drawing on both theory and major case studies, this book provides a much-needed sociological and comparative analysis of the world of the manager in the context of misconduct within business organizations.

Organizational misbehaviour and crime have been relatively neglected in the social sciences, particularly in business studies. Analyses have tended to be fragmentary, overly slanted towards narrow external views - such as those of legal control and public policy - and predominantly North American. Dirty Business rectifies this by offering a broad sociological perspective related to work, organizations and management, supported by a range of key international case studies. In developing his arguments, Maurice Punch

 

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Contents

Part One Introduction
1
Business Society and Corporate Deviance
22
Consequences
50
and International Dimensions
68
Part Two Cases
85
Moneylenders in the Temple Calvi Banco
180
Part Three Conclusion
213
Tackling Business Crime
248
Bibliography
273
Index
291
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Maurice Punch, previously Professor of Sociology at Nijenrode, The Netherlands School of Business, is now an independent scholar and consultant. He has published extensively in the area of business ethics and organizational crime.

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