Construction fraud

J.J. Graafland, L. Liedekerke

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Abstract

Due to the actions of a whistleblower The Netherlands was confronted with a massive case of construction fraud involving almost the entire construction sector. Price fixing, prior consulting, duplicate accounts, fictitious invoices and active corruption of civil servants were rampant practices. This case description concentrates on price fixing and prior consulting which were long standing industry practices that only became illegal in 1998. We trace the history of price fixing in the construction sector and the institutional factors that pushed the sector into price fixing. We consider several institutional proposals to solve the issue as presented by a parliamentary investigation committee as well as the building sector itself.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Business Ethics Casebook
EditorsW. Dubbink, L. van Liedekerke, H. van Luijk
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages159-178
Number of pages182
ISBN (Print)9789048189656
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameIssues in Business Ethics
Number29

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Price fixing
Fraud
Consulting
Construction sector
Industry
Whistleblower
Civil servants
Corruption
Institutional factors
The Netherlands

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Graafland, J. J., & Liedekerke, L. (2011). Construction fraud. In W. Dubbink, L. van Liedekerke, & H. van Luijk (Eds.), European Business Ethics Casebook (pp. 159-178). (Issues in Business Ethics; No. 29). Dordrecht: Springer Verlag.
Graafland, J.J. ; Liedekerke, L. / Construction fraud. European Business Ethics Casebook. editor / W. Dubbink ; L. van Liedekerke ; H. van Luijk. Dordrecht : Springer Verlag, 2011. pp. 159-178 (Issues in Business Ethics; 29).
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