Approaches to Collective Action: How businesses together can lead the fight against corruption

09.10.2013 | Articles | Kim E. Bettcher, John Morrell

When private businesses are interested in reducing corruption, they can be mobilized to take concrete steps against it. This article introduces available tools for collective action – a strategic approach to mobilizing the business community in order to fight corruption. By promoting principle-based business coalitions, encouraging information sharing, or even project-based transparency pacts, businesses have clear incentives to use collective action to combat corruption. The study also includes an interesting case study from Thailand.

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