Fighting Corruption Collectively

How Successful are Sector-Specific Coordinated Governance Initiatives in Curbing Corruption?

  • Berta van Schoor

Part of the Wirtschaftsethik in der globalisierten Welt book series (WGW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 187-221

About this book


This book represents the first systematic qualitative analysis of a new type of collective anti-corruption initiatives. The author describes how companies can take responsibility in the fight against corruption and which six success factors play an important role in this difficult endeavor. Despite great international efforts throughout the last two decades, corruption has not significantly decreased on a global level. In light of globalization, private actors increasingly cooperate in the fight against corruption in the context of sector-specific coordinated governance initiatives. In this study, this new collective approach is examined in view of its potential to curb corruption.

• Introduction
• Theoretical Background: Self-Interest as a Means of Preventing Corruption
• Methodological Approach
• Multiple-Case Study Analysis
• Cross-Case Analysis and Discussion
• Summary and Conclusions
Target Groups 
• Researchers and students in the fields of politics, economics, and business ethics
• Practitioners such as compliance managers and other anti-corruption specialists

The Author
Berta van Schoor works as a compliance manager at a major German company. She wrote her doctoral thesis at the Business Ethics Chair of the Technical University Munich. As a co-leader of the regional chapter of Baden-Wuerttemberg of Transparency International Germany, she regularly speaks on topics like corruption prevention and the role of business in combating corruption. While working on her thesis she also gave lectures in business ethics and sustainability management.


Industry-specific initiatives Multi-stakeholder initiatives Global governance Collective action Anti-corruption Business ethics

Authors and affiliations

  • Berta van Schoor
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  1. 1.Technische Universität München MünchenGermany

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