OCS-Blog (Eng)

Gattaca in China: The Birth of the First Genetically Engineered Humans
February 8, 2019

If Nation States do not Abide by Rules or Christmas in Jamaica
December 21, 2018

Organized Crime in Pinstripes? The Tax Robbery with Cum-Ex and Cum-Cum Deals
November 23, 2018

The (Bad) Dream of Integrity and Morality – And Its Role in Companies
October 26, 2018

Brazil: The Choice between Dictatorship and Corruption
September 28, 2018

When dogs bite - The new vaccine scandal in China
August 3, 2018

The Bet that South Korea wins... - Match-Fixing and the Role of the Referee
June 29, 2018

What do the Paradise Papers reveal? - The files Apple and Appleby
June 01, 2018

North Korean Forced Labour in the EU – The Long Arm of the North Korean Dictator
May 4, 2018

Election Campaing in Brazil: A Victory for the Political Corruption?
April 06, 2018

The Problematic Past of German Corporations in Latin America
March 09, 2018

George Orwell in China – Digitization as a Method of Total Social Control
February 9, 2018

Slow Justice Is NO Justice! — Argentina’s Dysfunctional Judicial System
January 12, 2018

In Search of Lost Integrity? – Integrity Management and Compliance
December 7, 2017

The Detection of Counterfeit Cancer Drugs in Germany: Whistleblowing and its Consequences
November 10, 2017

The Rise and Fall of the Son of A Chinese Peasant Farmer Family – And What It Tells Us about China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign
October 12, 2017

Kick it like Merkel – The Diesel Summit and the Defective Institutions of Environmental Protection
September 15, 2017

Can Brazil still be saved? On the Persistence of Political Corruption in Brazil
July 27, 2017

Systematic Cheating? Germany’s Organ Transplantation Scandal Revisited
July 3, 2017

The Mafia, Volkswagen, Sports Betting and the Manipulations in Medicine – How Can One Avoid, Identify and Pursue Crime in / from Organizations?
June 2, 2017

Corruption in Korea – A Never Ending Story?
May 5, 2017

Easter Eggs and Chocolate Bunnies – Child Labour in the Chocolate Industry
April 7, 2017

Corruption in Football – FIFA, the German Football Association and Summer Fairy Tales
March 10, 2017

Can you buy off laws and politicians in Brazil? The testimonies of Brazilian top managers
February 9, 2017

Chinese managers, functionaires and their mistresses. Old symbols of power, potency and wealth in the spotlight of China’s ongoing anti-corruption campaign
January 13, 2017

The Christmas Story – A Not-always-serious Retelling from a Sociological-Criminological Perspective
December 16, 2016

Statement by the Heidelberg Group for Organization Studies (HeiGOS) on the presentation by Sérgio Moro on 9th December 2016
December 12, 2016

Lula, Moro and the Top Managers – „Operation Car Wash“ and the Fight Against Corruption in Brazil
December 1, 2016

Cling together, swing together? VW and Audi: Why companies cheat
November 2, 2016

 

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we, the Heidelberg Group for Organization Studies (HeiGOS), would like to offer you pointed and stimulating "Corporate Crime Stories" on a monthly basis. These stories will be drawn from the current research of our team at Heidelberg University’s Max-Weber-Institute for Sociology that is concerned with “Corporate Crime and Organizational Deviance Studies".

 

We will provide you with a sociological spotlight on high-profile cases of organizational crime, corruption and manipulation. As a consequence, we are less concerned with the individual offenders and their psychology. Instead, we focus on the actors’ constellations, on the incentives and opportunity structures that they face, and that eventually cause companies, hospitals, sports associations or other organizations and their personnel to leave legal tracks.

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