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The effects of corruption on the collective mental state of organisations


Bostock, WW, The effects of corruption on the collective mental state of organisations, GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences, 1, (2) pp. 69-73. ISSN 2251-2853 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Corruption is defined and the magnitude of its consequences for living standards, health and wellbeing is assessed. Once in place, a corrupt organisation can become a selfsustaining system, maintained by the reality that the costs of reform are much higher than the costs of tolerance. However, there are also heavy psychological costs that come with tolerance. After each new incident of manifest corruption within an organisation, a psychological dynamic comes into play, very similar to the well-known stages of grief. An organisation will pass through these stages, or become fixated at one or more of them, until a resolution of the original manifestation of corruption. has occurred, for better or worse. The need to identify areas of corruption before undesirable mental states become endemic is thus a major imperative.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:corruption, higher education, Jonestown, mental state, psychological effects, Shanghai
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law in context
Research Field:Law and society and socio-legal research
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bostock, WW (Dr William Bostock)
ID Code:80424
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Government
Deposited On:2012-10-31
Last Modified:2017-11-01
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