Business Schools as Agents of Change: Addressing Systemic Corruption in the Arab World

Dima Jamali and Amy Walburn


Systemic corruption in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a serious hindrance to economic growth and business prosperity. Not only does it result in millions of dollars in lost revenue and productivity ever year, but it further slows growth by detracting foreign investment. This chapter argues that business schools in the MENA face a unique opportunity and challenge to serve as agents of change through offering a platform from which to teach integrity, responsibility, and anti-corruption. The chapter begins with a documentation of corruption practices and their peculiar expressions in the Arab World. ...

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