Exploring Top Management Language for Signals of Possible Deception: The Words of Satyam’s Chair Ramalinga Raju

@article{Craig2013ExploringTM,
  title={Exploring Top Management Language for Signals of Possible Deception: The Words of Satyam’s Chair Ramalinga Raju},
  author={Russell A. Craig and Tony Paul Mortensen and Shefali Iyer},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
  year={2013},
  volume={113},
  pages={333-347}
}
This paper explores the potential for systematic scrutiny of the language of top management to reveal signals of possible deceptive conduct. The language used in letters signed by Ramalinga Raju, Chair of the Indian multi-national company Satyam, are analysed using a multi-method quantitative approach. We explore the language in Raju’s annual report letters from 2002–2003 to 2007–2008; and in his letter of January 7, 2009 in which he confessed to deceptive conduct. We analyse the frequency of… CONTINUE READING
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