Convenient Financial Motive

  • Petter GottschalkEmail author


Convenience theory suggests that white-collar crime by CEOs occurs because of a financial motive , an organizational opportunity , and an acceptable deviant behavior. The Russian-American psychologist Abraham Maslow developed a hierarchy of human needs. Needs start at the bottom with physiological need, need for security, social need, and need for respect and self-realization . When basic needs such as food and shelter are satisfied, then the person moves up the pyramid to satisfy needs for safety and control over own life situation.


Convenience theory Organizational opportunity Profit-driven crime Neutralization techniques 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Leadership and Organizational BehaviourBI Norwegian Business SchoolOsloNorway

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