Journal of International Business Studies

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 339–359

Wealth, Culture, and Corruption

  • Bryan W. Husted

DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8490073

Cite this article as:
Husted, B. J Int Bus Stud (1999) 30: 339. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8490073


This paper examines the impact of national wealth, income distribution, government size, and four cultural variables on the perceived level of corruption in a country. The study finds that corruption is significantly correlated to GNP per capita, power distance, masculinity, and uncertainty avoidance. Significant interaction effects occur in collectivistic and high power-distance countries. Suggestions for future research are developed.

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© Academy of International Business 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bryan W. Husted
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  1. 1.Instituto De Empresa and Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey