Corruption in Latin America

University of Liverpool Management School, 31st May 2018

This one day workshop, organised by The University of Liverpool Latin American and Hispanic Studies (LAHS), will discuss the topic of corruption in Latin America.

The conference aims to facilitate interdisciplinary research to identify more effective policies and interventions to reduce corruption.  Academics, governmental organisations, industry partners and post-graduate students from multiple disciplines are invited to attend.


Chairs: Dr. Jannine Poletti-Hughes and Professor David Hojman (University of Liverpool)

10.30am Arrival
10.45am Welcome speech: Dr. Jannine Poletti-Hughes (University of Liverpool)
10.50am Connections between law and corporate power: Institutional fraud and corruption

Professor David Whyte (University of Liverpool)

11.30am How a company responds to a corruption scandal through disclosures and press releases – the case of Petrobras

Professor Yacine Belghitar and Mr. Martin Whitehead (Cranfield School of Management)

12.10pm Why is there a continuing problem with corruption? Deviant trajectories, competing agendas and state development

Professor Alan Doig (Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University)

12.50pm Lunch
1.40pm Latin American perspectives on corruption: The implications of Brazil’s political crisis for democracy

Dr Marieke Riethof (University of Liverpool)

2.20pm  Corruption in Latin America: Current trends, issues and hotspots

Dr Neil Pyper (Coventry Business School)

3.00pm  Rethinking corruption: Hocus-pocus, locus and focus

Professor Paul M Heywood (University of Nottingham)

3.40pm Concluding remarks and opportunity for networking
4.30pm End of workshop


The conference is free to attend.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Register to take part.