Anomie and corporate deviance

  title={Anomie and corporate deviance},
  author={Nikos I. Passas},
  journal={Contemporary Crises},
  • N. Passas
  • Published 1 June 1990
  • Philosophy
  • Contemporary Crises
This paper elaborates on Merton's theory of anomie, while aiming at the enhancement of our understanding of processes conducive to corporate deviance. It attempts to consolidate points made by theorists operating in diverse, often considered as conflicting, orientations or perspectives. A “synthetic” or “integrated scheme” is, thus, put forward, which can help appreciate the background against which corporate deviance is likely to occur. Moreover, it is argued that contemporary societies are… 
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