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Generalised trust and relation centrism for corruption as perceived by firms

Generalised trust and relation centrism for corruption as perceived by firms
Generalised trust and relation centrism for corruption as perceived by firms
We investigate the role of generalised trust and relation centrism for corruption as perceived by 16,785 firms in 20 lower- and middle- income countries. The empirical results demonstrate that typically, higher levels of relation centrism and generalised trust are linked with corruption as perceived by firms. The results however show significant regional disparities suggesting that firms will need to be aware of these differences, as they are likely to determine their optimal strategic choices when entering or expanding their operations into new territories. For instance, in regions where increased friend centrism is associated with reduced corruption, firms can use weak ties more tactically but will need to be more careful with such weak ties in regions where increased friend centrism is associated with increased corruption.
Relation Centrism, Corruption, Values, Norms
0065-0668
Olarewaju, Tolu
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Tamvada, Jagannadha Pawan
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McDowall-Emefiele, Sharin
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Olarewaju, Tolu
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Tamvada, Jagannadha Pawan
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McDowall-Emefiele, Sharin
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Olarewaju, Tolu, Tamvada, Jagannadha Pawan and McDowall-Emefiele, Sharin (2022) Generalised trust and relation centrism for corruption as perceived by firms. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2022 (1). (In Press)

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We investigate the role of generalised trust and relation centrism for corruption as perceived by 16,785 firms in 20 lower- and middle- income countries. The empirical results demonstrate that typically, higher levels of relation centrism and generalised trust are linked with corruption as perceived by firms. The results however show significant regional disparities suggesting that firms will need to be aware of these differences, as they are likely to determine their optimal strategic choices when entering or expanding their operations into new territories. For instance, in regions where increased friend centrism is associated with reduced corruption, firms can use weak ties more tactically but will need to be more careful with such weak ties in regions where increased friend centrism is associated with increased corruption.

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Accepted/In Press date: 25 March 2022
Keywords: Relation Centrism, Corruption, Values, Norms

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Local EPrints ID: 456383
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/456383
ISSN: 0065-0668
PURE UUID: 48f237e0-a08d-4894-8a85-f92b23e69040
ORCID for Jagannadha Pawan Tamvada: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1225-3174

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Date deposited: 27 Apr 2022 15:30
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 02:10

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Author: Tolu Olarewaju
Author: Sharin McDowall-Emefiele

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