Get mad, stay mad : exploring stakeholder mobilization in the instance of corporate fraud and Ponzi schemes
McCormick, Cameron Anthony
Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Management, c2011
Using a multi-case study, three Ponzi schemes were investigated: Road2Gold, Bernie Madoff’s empire, and the Earl Jones affair. This grounded study used an inductive bottom-up methodology to observe and describe stakeholder mobilization in reaction to corporate fraud. This research on stakeholder behaviour in Ponzi schemes articulates new theory for describing stakeholder behaviour and possible determinants for successful mobilization to action. The data presented here point to a useful distinction in the stakeholders in a corporate fraud: reluctant and engaged stakeholders. Reluctant stakeholders seek only interest-based ends, whereas engaged stakeholders have additional identity and ideological goals shared by a mobilized group.
viii, 85 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm
Fraud , Ponzi schemes , White collar crimes , Victims of crime , Individual investors -- Attitudes , Individual investors -- Legal status, laws, etc. , Reparation (Criminal justice) , Dissertations, Academic