The failure of the African anti-corruption effort: Lessons for managers

De Maria, William (2010) The failure of the African anti-corruption effort: Lessons for managers. International Journal of Management, 27 1: 117-122.

Author De Maria, William
Title The failure of the African anti-corruption effort: Lessons for managers
Journal name International Journal of Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0813-0183
Publication date 2010-04
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 27
Issue 1
Start page 117
End page 122
Total pages 6
Place of publication Poole, England
Publisher International Journal of Management
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Corruption is big business in Africa. Since 1996 an international effort to rid Africa of corruption has been underway. The paper exposes this effort as a failure. The paper attributes this failure to a flaw deep within the international management model utilised by western governments and NGOs, whereby corruption has been removed from its natural cultural context. The paper argues that to tackle corruption is to first understand it historically and culturally. International management has to learn that the meanings of corruption are not scientific, trans-cultural and singular. They are normative, ethnographic and multiple. Corruption cannot submit to empirical investigation nor can it be comprehended outside the lived experience. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Keyword Corruption
Big business
Non-governmental organizations
Economic assistance
International economic relations
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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