Goffman’s Return to Las Vegas

Studying Corruption as Social Interaction

Dennis Schoeneborn, Fabian Homberg

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    Resumé

    In this paper, we argue that corruption research can benefit from studying corrupt transactions as a particular form of social interaction. We showcase the fruitfulness of a social interaction lens by investigating user reports on the online website Frontdesktip.com, where users share experiences and tips on the best ways of bribing hotel clerks in Las Vegas in exchange for free room upgrades and complimentary extras. We employ a logistic regression analysis to
    examine what factors influence the “successful” performance of this bribery practice. Our study makes a twofold contribution to existing research on corruption. First, on the theoretical level, we show that the typified and scripted character of social interactions can help explain corrupt transactions. Second, on the methodological level, our study demonstrates the usefulness of online self-reports as a non-reactive data source to observe corrupt transactions.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2016
    Antal sider41
    StatusUdgivet - 2016
    Begivenhed40. Workshop der WK ORG 2016 - Universität Zürich, Zürich , Schweiz
    Varighed: 18 feb. 201619 feb. 2016
    Konferencens nummer: 40
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    Konference

    Konference40. Workshop der WK ORG 2016
    Nummer40
    LokationUniversität Zürich
    LandSchweiz
    ByZürich
    Periode18/02/201619/02/2016
    Internetadresse

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    Emneord

    • Business ethics
    • Bribery
    • Codes of conduct
    • Corruption
    • Online media
    • Social interactions

    Citer dette

    Schoeneborn, D., & Homberg, F. (2016). Goffman’s Return to Las Vegas: Studying Corruption as Social Interaction. Afhandling præsenteret på 40. Workshop der WK ORG 2016, Zürich , Schweiz.
    Schoeneborn, Dennis ; Homberg, Fabian. / Goffman’s Return to Las Vegas : Studying Corruption as Social Interaction. Afhandling præsenteret på 40. Workshop der WK ORG 2016, Zürich , Schweiz.41 s.
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