The Dark Side of Organizational Leadership in the Transformation of Asia and the Need for Reform in Public and Private Sectors: Cases from China and India

  • Elizabeth ChristopherEmail author


The chapter describes and illustrates some of the difficulties in combining public and private sector interests with those of society. It is against this background and in the contexts of China and India respectively that the chapter explores cases of corrupt corporate leadership and government response. Literature review and case studies support the contention that though corporate leaders must have incentives to pursue profit they must also be held accountable to society for the legitimacy of their business decisions. Good governance operates under transparent government response to wrongdoing. One suggestion that emerges from the research is that all business procedures and processes involving interface with government might be automated, as far as possible, to do away with person-to-person interface. This would limit the likelihood of corrupt dealings between business and officialdom, especially where government approval is needed for services, licences and other permits.


China India Leadership Bureaucracy Corruption Private sector Government officials 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Marketing and ManagementMacquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia

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