publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Personalisation of power, neoliberalism and the production of corruption

Mohamad Nazri Abd Karim;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2015 Journal: Accounting Forum, volume 39, pages 225-235 (issn: 0155-9982, eissn: 1467-6303, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
The file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link. This paper utilises a political lens in considering the cause for the production of corruption and the role of political leadership. Specifically, the notion of personalisation of power as advocated by Slater (2003) is adopted to portray how the adoption of neoliberalism ideology by an aspiring autocratic leader results in the weakening of the infrastructural power through three strategies: packing, rigging and circumventing. We use Perwaja Steel as a case study to demonstrate the modus operandi of corruption in a st...
free text keywords: personalisation of power, Perwaja Steel, Malaysia, Accounting, Finance, Economic system, business.industry, business, Ideology, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Crony capitalism, Autocracy, Economics, Personalization, Neoliberalism, Corruption, Infrastructural power, Politics
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