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University of South Africa

1. Bezuidenhoud, Leon. Constructing an organisational climate model to predict potential risk of management fraud .

Degree: 2014, University of South Africa

Fraudulent behaviour by management has become a global problem that cuts across cultural and ideological divides. Therefore, given the high incidence and cost of fraud internationally and locally, as well as the fact that stakeholders, including shareholders, governments and non-governmental organisations, are increasing the pressure on organisations to manage unethical behaviour more effectively, it is astonishing that fraud per se has not attracted more research efforts. Enron, WorldCom and Arthur Andersen, among others, have underscored the fact that the current modes which are governing companies are not sufficient to protect investors and public interests, because it is easy for otherwise honest people to be swept along in a climate of corruption. The aim of this study was to propose a model to predict potential risk of management fraud based on the organisational climate of the organisation. An interpretative framework was used to develop a conceptual model. Analytical induction and Lawshe’s content validity ratio were applied to validate the conceptualised model. The conceptual model assumes that there are certain organisational climate factors (determinants and dimensions) within an organisation which could indicate the direction of climate within the organisation. The determinants are leadership style, managerial values, trustworthiness, and organisational values. The following dimensions were identified: level of individual autonomy, reward system of organisation, degree of open communication between employees and management, perceived individual pressure, and fairness and innovation. The conceptual model further assumes that, although employees’ acceptance and/or tolerance of unethical behaviour might be high, not all managers will engage in fraud, as the various aspects of the fraud diamond also impose a form of constraint on the organisation. The level of individual constraint as imposed by the fraud diamond is moderated by an individual’s gender, tenure, education and age, which form part of an individual’s capability and comprise the acquired traits of an individual. Apart from these biographical traits, the model includes personal traits that will also have an impact on an individual’s capability. The limitations, practical implications and recommendations for future research are also discussed. This study, not only augments fraud literature, but also contributes to industrial/organisational psychology by studying individual deviance from an organisational perspective. Advisors/Committee Members: Geldenhuys, Dirk (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Fraud; Corruption; Asset misappropriation; Ethical climate; Organisational culture; Model development; Analytical induction; Lawshe’s content validity ratio

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APA (6th Edition):

Bezuidenhoud, L. (2014). Constructing an organisational climate model to predict potential risk of management fraud . (Doctoral Dissertation). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18421

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Bezuidenhoud, Leon. “Constructing an organisational climate model to predict potential risk of management fraud .” 2014. Doctoral Dissertation, University of South Africa. Accessed November 26, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18421.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Bezuidenhoud, Leon. “Constructing an organisational climate model to predict potential risk of management fraud .” 2014. Web. 26 Nov 2020.

Vancouver:

Bezuidenhoud L. Constructing an organisational climate model to predict potential risk of management fraud . [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of South Africa; 2014. [cited 2020 Nov 26]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18421.

Council of Science Editors:

Bezuidenhoud L. Constructing an organisational climate model to predict potential risk of management fraud . [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of South Africa; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18421

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