Bribes vs. gifts

Roy, Achinto 2008, Bribes vs. gifts, International journal of knowledge, culture and change management, vol. 8, no. 9, pp. 143-152.

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Title Bribes vs. gifts
Author(s) Roy, Achinto
Journal name International journal of knowledge, culture and change management
Volume number 8
Issue number 9
Start page 143
End page 152
Total pages 10
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Place of publication Altona, Vic.
Publication date 2008
ISSN 1447-9524
1447-9575
Keyword(s) bribery
corruption
gift-giving and culture
business ethics
Summary This paper closely examines the concept of bribery in dealings between business managers and public officials, the networks of bribery that operate and the different forms that bribery can take including situations where a bribe can be given under the name and cloak of a gift. However, there is a fine line that divides a gift from a bribe in the context of business interactions and not all gift-giving is bribery. The paper enhances our understanding of the difference between a gift and a bribe in the context of dealings between a business manager and a public official and proposes ‘test of disclosure’ as a means to establish whether a gift is indeed a gift or not, regardless of the cultural situation involved.
Notes Originally from the International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations (8th : 2008 : Cambridge, England).
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Common Ground Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017775

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Management and Marketing
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