Crime, Law and Social Change

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 289–313

Corruption in the North Sea oil industry: Issues and assessments

  • Jens Christopher Andvig

DOI: 10.1007/BF01298446

Cite this article as:
Andvig, J.C. Crime Law Soc Change (1995) 23: 289. doi:10.1007/BF01298446


The article explores the extent, the institutional mechanisms and economic consequences of economically motivated bribery in the Norwegian (and British) oil industry. It focuses on corruption directed against middle-level management in the oil companies. The empirical part of the study is partly based on public information collected from court cases, mainly from British courts; and partly based on systematic interviews of security experts in Norwegian and international oil companies, and British and Norwegian police.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Christopher Andvig
    • 1
  1. 1.The Norwegian Institute of International AffairsOslo 1Norway

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