This edited collection analyses, from multiple disciplinary perspectives, the issue of corruption in commercial enterprise across different sectors and jurisdictions. Corruption is commonly recognised as a major ‘social bad’, and is seriously harmful to society, in terms of the functioning and legitimacy of political-economic systems, and the day-to-day lives of individuals.

There is nothing novel about bribes in brown envelopes and dubious backroom deals, ostensibly to grease the wheels of business. Corrupt practices like these go to the very heart of illicit transacting in both legal markets – such as kickbacks to facilitate contracts in international commerce – and illegal markets – such as payoffs to public officials to turn a blind eye to cross-border smuggling. Aside from the apparent pervasiveness and longevity of corruption in commercial enterprise, there is now renewed policy and operational attention on the phenomenon, prompting and meriting deeper analysis.

Corruption in commercial enterprise, encompassing behaviours often associated with corporate and white-collar crime, and corruption in criminal commercial enterprise, where we see corruption central to organised crime activities, are major public policy issues. This collection gives us insight into their nature, organisation and governance, and how to respond most appropriately and effectively.

chapter |8 pages

Corruption in commercial enterprise

An introduction
ByLiz Campbell, Nicholas Lord

part I|90 pages

The organisation of corruption in commercial enterprise

chapter 1|17 pages

Corruption as business across market contexts

ByMark Findlay

chapter 2|17 pages

When corruption and organised crime overlap

An empirical hierarchy of corrupt conduct
ByJay S. Albanese

chapter 3|17 pages

Unfair advantage

The corruptive influence of criminal money on legitimate markets
ByKenneth Murray

chapter 4|19 pages

Corruption as a facilitator of human trafficking

Some key analytical issues
ByRose Broad, Nicholas Lord

chapter 5|17 pages

The organisation of corruption in commercial enterprise

Concealing (and revealing) the beneficial ownership of assets
ByLiz Campbell

part II|58 pages

Vulnerabilities to corruption in commercial enterprise

chapter 6|19 pages


The exposure and exploitation of human vulnerabilities
ByDavid BaMaung, John Cuddihy

chapter 7|19 pages

Mickey-Mouse-money and gingerbread cookies

Bonuses and organizational measures as predictors of corruption in organizations
ByAdriaan Denkers

chapter 8|18 pages

Contextualising corporate criminality in different cultural settings

The case of the gas industry in Ukraine
ByAnna Markovska, Petrus C. van Duyne

part III|119 pages

Responding to corruption in commercial enterprise

chapter 9|19 pages

The dark side of finance

Policing corruption through regulatory means
ByAleksandra Jordanoska

chapter 10|17 pages

Banks assessing corruption risk

A risky undertaking
ByLiliya Gelemerova, Jackie Harvey, Petrus C. van Duyne

chapter 11|16 pages

The duty to disclose

Implications for corruption in commercial enterprise
ByCalum Darling

chapter 12|19 pages

The fight against corruption in commercial enterprises

A comparative overview in light of the Italian experience
ByMaurizio Bellacosa

chapter 13|23 pages

Negotiating non-contention

Civil recovery and deferred prosecution in response to transnational corporate bribery
ByNicholas Lord, Colin King