Building Ethical Organisations: The Importance of Organisational Integrity Systems

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What can be done to protect ethics and integrity and to curb corruption and integrity violations, especially in the (semi-)public sector? The present chapter focuses on that question with an emphasis on the organisational level, namely on the whole of instruments, methods, strategies, institutions and actions whose aim is to guarantee integrity within an organisation. First, the central concepts will briefly be clarified: ethics, integrity, corruption, as well as public administration and governance, and what an organisational integrity system is. An overview of the literature and empirical research leads to an evaluation framework which can be used to study and assess the quality of an organisational integrity system and is applicable, we hypothesise, for all (semi-)public-sector organisations and most private-sector organisations in the Western world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook on Corruption, Ethics and Integrity in Public Administration
EditorsAdam Graycar
Place of PublicationCheltenham & Northampton
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781789900910
ISBN (Print)9781789900903
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020

Publication series

NameElgar Handbooks in Public Administration and Management


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