• Petter GottschalkEmail author


Based on previous research (Gottschalk, Explaining white-collar crime: the concept of convenience in financial crime investigations, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2016), this book has made a novel contribution to the development of convenience theory as a framework to understand CEOs in white-collar crime. The framework integrates a number of well-known theories from criminology and other fields to explain white-collar offenses in terms of economical motive, organizational opportunity, and deviant behavior.


Convenience theory Control mechanisms Prevention Code of conduct 


  1. Gottschalk, P. (2016). Explaining white-collar crime: The concept of convenience in financial crime investigations. London: Palgrave Macmillan.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Lisic, L. L., Neal, T. L., Zhang, I. X., & Zhang, Y. (2016). CEO power, internal control quality, and audit committee effectiveness in substance versus in form. Contemporary Accounting Research, 33(3), 1199–1237.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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