Sample Annotated Bibliography Paper on Is Bribery Acceptable Under Some Circumstances?

Argandoña, A., 2003. Private-to-private Corruption . Journal of Business Ethics , 253-267.

This article talks about corruption in form of bribery among private individuals or corporations. It seeks to look at how people in various countries across the globe view the legality or illegality of private-to-private corruption. This is of course measured against the ethical impact tin various societies.

 

Ariyabuddhiphongs, V., & Hongladarom, C., 2014. Bribe taking acceptability and bribe payment among Thai organizational employees: The mediating effect of reciprocity obligation. International Perspectives in Psychology, 184-196.

This article focuses on the Thai people and acceptance of bribe in their community. It explicates that Thai people accept bribe because even their government officials accepts bribe in relation to benefits received. The article unravels the results of a test on the relationship between accepting bribe and taking bribe, which was found out that indeed, the aforementioned is widely utilized in Thailand and this is viewed positively both by citizens and government officials.

Barra, A., & Serra, D., 2010. Corruption and culture: An experimental analysis. Journal of Public Economics , 862–869.

The article talks about corruption in form of bribery and culture unveiling that while cultural diversity is acceptable and that people may accept or pay bribe depending on their cultural view of bribe, it is wrong to prejudge their corrupt actions based on their cultural practices. Essentially, this article acknowledges that indeed bribery is acceptable in certain circumstances but not conventionally.

 

Jr., H. S., 2002. When is a Bribe a Bribe? Teaching a Workable Definition of Bribery . Teaching Business Ethics , 199-217.

The main focus of this article is to define bribery in relation to bribery. Therefore, the article affirms that as long as any payment is defined as a bribe, then it is automatically unethical and thus it should not even be perpetuated under any circumstance. The definition is further explained under the relationship between a principal and an agent whereby payment to the principal is never considered a bribe but any retained payment by the agent is automatically considered as a bribe.

Napal, G., 2005. Is bribery a culturally acceptable practice in Mauritius? Journal of Business Ethics , 231–249.

In this article, bribery is found to be culturally acceptable in Mauritius and as the article highlights, the ethical perception of bribery in developing nations is highly influenced by culture, responsibility, and morals. The article acknowledges that while bribery is considered unethical in most developed nations, it is highly practiced in developing nations and particularly in Mauritius where it is viewed as morally and culturally acceptable.

References

Argandoña, A., 2003. Private-to-private Corruption. Journal of Business Ethics , 253-267.

Ariyabuddhiphongs, V., & Hongladarom, C., 2014. Bribe taking acceptability and bribe payment among Thai organizational employees: The mediating effect of reciprocity obligation. International Perspectives in Psychology , 184-196.

Barra, A., & Serra, D., 2010. Corruption and culture: An experimental analysis. Journal of Public Economics , 862–869.

Jr., H. S., 2002. When is a Bribe a Bribe? Teaching a Workable Definition of Bribery . Teaching Business Ethics , 199-217.

Napal, G., 2005. Is bribery a culturally acceptable practice in Mauritius? Journal of Business Ethics , 231–249.