Motives and Likelihood of Bribery: An Experimental Study of Managers in Taiwan

TitleMotives and Likelihood of Bribery: An Experimental Study of Managers in Taiwan
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsWu, W-Y, Huang, C-H
JournalEthics & Behavior
Date Published2013
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10508422
Keywordsanalysis , and , arbitrariness , business , conceptual , CORRELATION , CRIME , DECISION , descriptive , Executives , experimental , Graduate , Medical , motivation , motives , Perceived , pervasiveness , research , TAIWAN
AbstractMany studies of bribery acknowledge the important role of bribe-givers, but their true motives remain unclear. We propose that the likelihood of bribery depends on the willingness of an organization to affiliate with local parties or to be successful in a host country, or to have power over local parties. We further argue that different opportunities, either pervasive or arbitrary, facilitate different types of motives that affect the likelihood of bribery. In addition, we investigate the effect of perceived fairness on the likelihood of bribery. Our findings indicate that, when companies perceive a higher level of distributive fairness, high-achieving organizations are more likely to offer a bribe when the condition is pervasive. When they have a powerful motive, arbitrariness engenders a higher likelihood of bribery. When they perceive less distributive fairness, there are no significant differences between motive and opportunity. 
Notes(Julie)Wu, Wann-Yih 1; Email Address: Huang, Chu-Hsin (Julie) 2; Affiliation: 1: Chinese Culture University and Department of Business Administration, National Cheng Kung University 2: Institute of International Management National Cheng Kung University; Source Info: Jul2013, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p278; Subject Term: BUSINESS ethics; Subject Term: ANALYSIS of covariance; Subject Term: CONCEPTUAL structures (Information theory); Subject Term: CORRELATION (Statistics); Subject Term: CRIME; Subject Term: EXECUTIVES; Subject Term: EXPERIMENTAL design; Subject Term: GRADUATE students; Subject Term: MEDICAL cooperation; Subject Term: MOTIVATION (Psychology); Subject Term: RESEARCH; Subject Term: DECISION making -- Moral & ethical aspects; Subject Term: DESCRIPTIVE statistics; Subject Term: TAIWAN; Author-Supplied Keyword: and likelihood of bribery; Author-Supplied Keyword: arbitrariness; Author-Supplied Keyword: motives to bribe; Author-Supplied Keyword: perceived distributive fairness; Author-Supplied Keyword: pervasiveness; Number of Pages: 21p; Illustrations: 4 Diagrams, 2 Charts; Document Type: Article