The Supportive Factors of Firms’ Collusive Behavior: Empirical Evidence from Cartels in the European Union

@article{Bertrand2014TheSF,
  title={The Supportive Factors of Firms’ Collusive Behavior: Empirical Evidence from Cartels in the European Union},
  author={O. Bertrand and Fabrice Lumineau and E. Fedorova},
  journal={Types of Organizations & Organizational Behavior eJournal},
  year={2014}
}
  • O. Bertrand, Fabrice Lumineau, E. Fedorova
  • Published 2014
  • Economics
  • Types of Organizations & Organizational Behavior eJournal
  • While cartels can be highly detrimental to society and create important economic and social costs for different stakeholders, the literature on organization studies has focused very little on cartels to date. In particular, we still do not know much about firms’ reasons for taking part in cartels. In this study, we build on the rational choice perspective in organizational misconduct to investigate the conditions supporting firms’ collusive behavior. We organize our theoretical arguments around… CONTINUE READING
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