Goffman’s Return to Las Vegas: Studying Corruption as Social Interaction

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Goffman’s Return to Las Vegas : Studying Corruption as Social Interaction. / Schoeneborn, Dennis; Homberg, Fabian.

in: Journal of Business Ethics, Jahrgang 151, Nr. 1, 01.08.2018, S. 37-54.

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Schoeneborn D, Homberg F. Goffman’s Return to Las Vegas: Studying Corruption as Social Interaction. Journal of Business Ethics. 2018 Aug 1;151(1):37-54. Epub 2016 Jul 2. doi: 10.1007/s10551-016-3245-0

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