Chief executive officers as white-collar criminals: an empirical study
by Petter Gottschalk
International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics (IJBGE), Vol. 6, No. 4, 2011

Abstract: This paper addresses the following research question: What differences might be found between white-collar criminals in the position of chief executive officers vs. white-collar criminals in other positions? Based on articles in Norwegian financial newspapers for one year, a total of 57 white-collar criminals convicted to jail sentences were identified. It was found that CEOs are involved in fraud and other kinds of financial crime involving less money in smaller companies with less revenue and employees, and less people were involved in their crime as compared to non-CEOs in the sample.

Online publication date: Fri, 06-Jan-2012

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