Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Subject: LCSH

Political corruption, Whistle blowing, Criminal investigation, Government purchasing

Disciplines

Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Abstract

There is a low risk of detection for white-collar criminals in most nations. White-collar criminals in public procurement corruption are probably no exception. Public procurement appears particularly vulnerable to corruption despite the multitude of policies and procedures that most public organizations have in place to ensure proper stewardship of public funds. While these mechanisms are designed to control and make transparent the procurement process, corruption has been inherent in public procurement since governments first began buying goods and services. This article presents the topics of white-collar crime, public procurement corruption, and detection by whistleblowers. Based on a sample of 390 convicted white-collar criminals in Norway from 2009 to 2014, this article explores sources of detection with an emphasis on whistleblowing. It seems that whistleblowers are the single most important source of detection. Based on conflict theory, there is a need to strengthen the role of whistleblowers and prevent them from revenge and retaliation.

Comments

This is the authors' accepted manuscript of the article published as Gottschalk, P., Smith, C. (2016). Detection of White-Collar Corruption in Public Procurement in Norway: The Role of Whistleblowers. International Journal of Procurement Management, 9(4). The version of record may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJPM.2016.077703 .

DOI

10.1504/IJPM.2016.077703

Publisher Citation

Gottschalk, P., Smith, C. (2016). Detection of White-Collar Corruption in Public Procurement in Norway: The Role of Whistleblowers. International Journal of Procurement Management, 9(4).

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