This book looks widely at the prevailing situation in Asia and considers how little some governments are doing to guide their institutions towards probity and transparency. While fundamental changes are needed around the globe, it is in the developing nations that there is scope for radical change in the near future, as their institutions are re-created to meet the modern world. Once developed and functioning their managers will have the opportunity to facilitate and re-direct the institutions in the developed world, which happen to be more conservative than their own.
Contents:The OECD Convention and Asia (E Quinones)The Asian Money Laundering Explosion (P Lilley)Corruption in Context (L Palmier)Monopoly Rights and Wrongs: Two Forms of Intellectual Property Rights Violations in Asia (H-B Cheah)Culture and Level of Industrialization as Determinants of Corruption in Asia (D Sculli)The Economy of Seepage and Leakage in Asia: The Most Dangerous Issue (G Etienne)Combating Corruption in Southeast Asia (C Wescott)The Nature of Corruption Hidden Culture: The Case of Korea (Y-L Moon & G N McLean)Comparative Study of Anti-Corruption Systems, Efforts and Strategies in Asian Countries: Focusing on Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and Korea (T Kim)and other papers
Readership: Final-year undergraduates, master's and MBA students in ethics and social science; researchers on Asian topics, managers and policy-makers.
Keywords:Corruption;Asia;Government;Institutions;ChangeReviews:“The major strength of this book is its comprehensive and diverse nature, providing assessments of corruption in many important areas of Asia … this volume represents an extremely valuable contribution to our understanding of corruption in Asia and hopefully will be taken seriously by those Asian leaders and policymakers who face the daunting challenge of fighting corruption.”Journal of East Asian Studies