ENTREPRENEURS IN WHITE-COLLAR CRIME: A CONVENIENCE PERSPECTIVEAR CRIME: A CONVENIENCE PERSPECTIVE

  • Petter Gottschalk Department of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway
Keywords: Deviant behavior, organizational opportunity, white-collar crime, convenience theory, agency theory.

Abstract

White-collar crime can be a convenient alternative for privileged individuals who want to enrich themselves. Their occupational positions enable them to commit and conceal offenses among legal activities. This is especially the case, when the offender has sole responsibility for entrepreneurial tasks that involve substantial amounts of money, as illustrated by the four executives presented in this article. One simple learning point from this article is that nobody – including chair persons, chief executives, and presidents – should ever have sole responsibility for tasks involving money on behalf of the organization.

Published
2017-12-31