Tensions and struggles in tackling bribery at the firm level: perspectives from Buddhist-enacted organizational leaders

Vu, Mai (2019) Tensions and struggles in tackling bribery at the firm level: perspectives from Buddhist-enacted organizational leaders. Journal of Business Ethics. ISSN 0167-4544 (In Press)

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-019-04235-3

Abstract

This study explores the role of an informal institution – engaged Buddhism – in leadership responses to issues of bribery at the firm level in the context of Vietnam. In-depth interviews were carried out in Vietnam with 26 organizational leaders who were Buddhist practitioners. The leaders expressed a Buddhist-enacted utilitarian approach based on three context-associated mechanisms: karmic consequences, community and social well-being, and total detachment. These mechanisms manifest in leadership approaches based on the Middle Way, Skillful Means, and Emptiness. They are involved in forming leaders’ perceptions about bribery issues and their enacting of contextual approaches to balance organizational means and ends in tackling ethical issues associated with bribery. The study also sheds light on moral struggles involved in the process of shaping and enacting a Buddhist-enacted utilitarian approach.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bribery, Engaged Buddhism, Leadership, Transitional context
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2019 15:49
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 09:20
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/39719

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