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This paper builds theory concerned with the conceptual interpretation of the corruption threshold. In order to find the key to this issue, we ask, approximating corruption with a bribe, the following questions: (i) What is the threshold for corruption? and (ii) What is the difference between a bribe and a gift? Since this paper intends to conceptualise this phenomenon, which is seldom inquired about in qualitative, conceptual terms, we employ qualitative methodology to discuss our research questions in semi-structured interviews. Due to the necessity to access the information related to the threshold between gifts and bribes, we conduct a study with Czech managers due to the Czech managerial culture being one of gift-giving (Myant and Smith, 2006). We find, using Clarke and Braun’s (2006) protocol for thematic analysis of semi structured interview data, that the fundamental threshold for corruption is anything of a monetary nature; the threshold between bribery and a gift seems much less straight-forward with the intention, nature, timing, beneficiary and value being highlighted. Additionally, we find that whilst consensus is available for the former factors, the value of a ‘gift’ is highly subjective. Moreover, a great disparity is apparent between the public and private sectors. We consequently discuss these findings and their implications for practitioners and legislators.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 14th International Conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||Liberec Economic Forum 2019|
|Editors||Klára Antlová, Tereza Semerádová|
|Place of Publication||Liberec|
|Publisher||Technical University of Liberec|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Sep 2019|
|Event||Liberec Economic Forum 2019 - Technical University of Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic|
Duration: 17 Sep 2019 → 18 Sep 2019
http://lef.tul.cz/ (Link to conference website)
|Conference||Liberec Economic Forum 2019|
|Period||17/09/19 → 18/09/19|
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Gift vs Bribe: What Counts as Corruption?
John Anchor (Speaker) & Hana Benesova (Speaker)17 Sep 2019 → 18 Sep 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation