The Changing Face of Corruption in the Asia Pacific

The Changing Face of Corruption in the Asia Pacific

Current Perspectives and Future Challenges

1st Edition - May 3, 2017

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  • Authors: Chris Rowley, Marie dela Rama
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081011096
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081012307

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The Changing Face of Corruption in the Asia Pacific: Current Perspectives and Future Challenges is a contemporary analysis of corruption in the Asia-Pacific region. Bringing academicians and practitioners together, contributors to this book discuss the current perspectives of corruption’s challenges in both theory and practice, and what the future challenges will be in addressing corruption’s proliferation in the region.

Key Features

  • Includes viewpoints from both practitioners and academic contributors on corruption in the Asia Pacific region
  • Offers a strong theoretical background together with the practical experience of contributors
  • Explores what the future challenges will be in addressing corruption’s proliferation in the region
  • Aimed at both the academic and professional audience


Academicians, practitioners and policymakers who have an interest in corruption or have been exposed to corruption in their research and work. Practitioners’ market may include those in government, the private sector and other non-governmental organisations

Table of Contents

  • 1. The changing face of corruption in the Asia-Pacific Region: Its discontents, current perspectives, and future challenges
    Marie dela Rama and Chris Rowley
    2. Political finance and corruption in Southeast Asia: causes and challenges
    Andreas Ufen
    3. The effect of corruption on foreign direct investment inflows: Evidence from a panel of Asia-Pacific countries
    Tristan Canare
    4. The role of multinationals in corruption in the Asia-Pacific region
    Duane Windsor
    5. Private and public corruption: facilitating payments
    Antonio Argandona
    6. It Takes Two People to Tango (or more!): the corrupt and debased culture of neoliberalism
    Janet Dine
    7. Corruption, corporate governance, and building institutions in the Asia-Pacific
    Marie dela Rama
    8. 27 Years of fraud control in the New South Wales public sector:1989_2016
    Stephen Horne
    9. Money laundering activities in Australia - an examination of the push and pull factors driving money flows
    Christopher Bajada
    10. Corruption in New Zealand: a case of reputational erosion?
    Robert Gregory and Daniel Zirker
    11. The limits of anticorruption in China
    Hugo Winckler and Jerome Doyon
    12. Governance gridlocks and ubiquitous corruption: charting causes, costs, and consequences of corruption in India
    Roopinder Oberoi
    13. Competing for public acquaintances: the case of the Reliance group in Indi
    Paul Caussat
    14. Corruption in Vietnam: the current situation and proposed solution
    Ngo T. Phuong
    15. Corruption in Myanmar: insights from business and educatio
    Tim G. Andrews and Khin Thi Htun
    16. From credible threats to credible commitments? the changing face of South Korean corruption
    Ingyu Oh
    17. Indonesia’s anticorruption campaign: civil society versus the political cartel
    Johanes D. Widojoko
    18. The road to nowhere: the rise of a neo-patrimonialist state in East Timor
    James Scambary
    19. The politics of Australian anticorruption policy to Papua New Guinea
    Grant W. Walton
    20. Business feeling the strain: the changing world of anticorruption and beyond
    Jane Ellis
    21. Is it as simple as ABC? A practitioner’s perspective on anti-bribery compliance
    Neville Tiffen
    22. Petty corruption in developing countries: here for the long term
    Andrew Proctor
    23. Corruption in the family: financial abuse of older people in Australia
    Richard Baldwin
    24. Moral corruption in a climate of vulnerability: assessing COP21
    Dustin Schmidt
    25. Future directions for research into corruption and anticorruption practice
    Marie dela Rama and Chris Rowley

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: May 3, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081011096
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081012307

About the Authors

Chris Rowley

He is Editor of the leading journal Asia Pacific Business Review, Series Editor of the Working in Asia and Asian Studies book series. He has given a range of talks and lectures to universities and companies internationally with research and consultancy experience with unions, business and government. Professor Rowley has published widely in the area of HRM and Asian business, with over 500 articles, books and chapters and practitioner pieces.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Human Resource Management, Cass Business School, City University, London, UK and Adjunct Professor, Department of International Business and Asian Studies, Griffith University, Australia

Marie dela Rama

Marie dela Rama is a Management Academic at the UTS Business School, Sydney, Australia. She is co-editor of the 3-volume series Corporate Governance and Globalization (SAGE Publications, London 2006) and the 4-volume series Fundamentals of Corporate Governance (SAGE Publications, London 2008)

Affiliations and Expertise

Management Academic at the UTS Business School, Sydney, Australia

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