Title: Executives' knowledge of white-collar crime: learning to prevent criminal behaviour

Authors: Cathrine Filstad; Petter Gottschalk; Hans Solli-Sæther

Addresses: Norwegian School of Management, Department of Leadership and Organisational Management, Nydalsveien 37, 0484 Oslo, Norway. ' Norwegian School of Management, Department of Leadership and Organisational Management, Nydalsveien 37, 0484 Oslo, Norway. ' Norwegian School of Management, Department of Leadership and Organisational Management, Nydalsveien 37, 0484 Oslo, Norway

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to create insights into executives' knowledge of white-collar crime and how they can prevent criminal behaviour. Our research was carried out in the largest business organisations in Norway. In terms of risk, respondents suggest that probability of white-collar crime is low, while consequences when occurring are substantial. Most likely position category for white-collar crime is a purchasing manager, followed by a marketing manager, and a person in executive management. External and internal control authorities need to focus less on routines and regulations and more on persons in vulnerable positions.

Keywords: financial crime; white-collar crime; executive knowledge; criminal behaviour; crime prevention; Norway; risk; purchasing managers; marketing managers; executive management; senior executives; external controls; internal controls; control authorities; routines; regulations; vulnerable positions; innovation; learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2012.046065

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2012 Vol.11 No.3, pp.250 - 267

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 13 Mar 2012 *

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