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CEOs and White-Collar Crime

A Convenience Perspective

Authors: Gottschalk, Petter

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  • Offers a thorough examination of CEO power and influence, responsibility and accountability, and role and behaviour
  • Explains the special characteristics of the CEO position that can make financial crime a convenient option
  • Suggests a theory of convenience that provides insights into the CEO role and misconduct
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About this book

This book aims to bridge the gap between general CEO research, which is traditionally focused on positive aspects of leadership, and lesser understood research into CEO misconduct and crime. Gottschalk introduces convenience theory as an integrated explanation for CEO involvement in white-collar crime. 
The chief executive officer is a unique position within an organization in terms of power and influence, role and behavior, compensation and benefits, and conflict and competition. The convenience perspective suggests that motivation (personal and organizational goals), opportunity (offense and concealment in an organizational context), as well as behavior (lack of control and neutralization of guilt) make financial crime a convenient option to avoid threats and to exploit opportunities.  A thorough and methodical study, this book will be of special interest to scholars of corporate social responsibility and criminological theory.

About the authors

Petter Gottschalk is Professor in the Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway, where he teaches courses on financial crime prevention, characteristics of white-collar criminals, and private internal fraud investigations.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-3

    Gottschalk, Petter

  • Chief Executive Officers

    Pages 5-51

    Gottschalk, Petter

  • White-Collar Criminals

    Pages 53-84

    Gottschalk, Petter

  • Convenient Financial Motive

    Pages 85-94

    Gottschalk, Petter

  • Convenient Organizational Opportunity

    Pages 95-106

    Gottschalk, Petter

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-55935-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55934-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-85783-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
CEOs and White-Collar Crime
Book Subtitle
A Convenience Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55935-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55935-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55934-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85783-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 158
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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