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Special Issue on Corruption, Elsevier (DEADLINE: 31.03.15)

Elsevier Journals

Mar 31, 2015 12:00 AM

Elsevier calls for papers for a Special Journal Issue on Corruption.

Papers using any research methodology on any area related to the study of corruption are welcome. The list of possible topics is not exhaustive and could include the following:

  • Theories of corruption
  • The role of corporations and elites in production and consumption of corruption
  • The financial flows of corruption and their consequences
  • Networks of corruption
  • Financial, legal, judicial, political and other forms of corruption
  • Regulation and regularising of corruption
  • The role of accountants/auditors in facilitating and combating corruption
  • Studies covering laws and international treaties on corruption
  • Case studies relating to selected episodes
  • The role and limits of internal controls in curbing corruption
  • The role and limits of internal auditing in curbing corruption
  • Corporate governance and corruption
  • The contradictory role of the state in facilitating and controlling corruption
  • The role of cultural and business practices in corruption
  • Media reports relating to corrupt practices
  • Design of accounting, business and management education to promote understanding of corruption
  • Development of legislative approaches
  • Corporate disclosures of corrupt practices
  • The role of whistleblowers

Authors are particularly encouraged to develop public policy options in their manuscripts.

The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2015. Manuscripts should be submitted via the journal’s portal at

Contact details

For informal inquiries please contact Glen Lehman (, Prem Sikka ( or Hugh Willmott (

07 Nov 2014

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