Using a Rhetorical Framework to Predict Corruption
Alpaslan, C. M., Green, Sandy E. & Mitroff, I. I. (2008). Using a Rhetorical Framework to Predict Corruption. EJBO - Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies, Vol. 13 (2). Retrieved from http://ejbo.jyu.fi
The field of rhetoric provides unique frameworks and tools for understanding the role of language in moral reasoning and corruption. Drawing on a discursive understanding of the self, we focus on how the rhetoric of conversations constructs and shapes our moral reasoning and moral behavior. Using rhetorical appeals and a moral development framework, we construct three propositions that use variation in the rhetoric of conversations to identify and predict corruption. We discuss some of the implications of our model.
PublisherBusiness and Organization Ethics Network (BON)