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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Osipian, Ararat Leonidovich
Author's Email Address araratos@yahoo.com
URN etd-03282013-193529
Title Corruption in higher education
Degree PhD
Department Leadership and Policy Studies
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Robert L. Crowson Committee Chair
M. Donald Hancock Committee Member
Stephen P. Heyneman Committee Member
William R. Doyle Committee Member
  • corruption
  • higher education
  • fraud
  • bribery
Date of Defense 2013-03-20
Availability unrestricted
This dissertation project is concerned with corruption in higher education as a newly emerging topic in the field of education research. In this study, I defined corruption in higher education and developed a conceptual ground for further methodological developments and empirical research focused on different aspects of corruption in higher education and the development of measurements and indicators of its prevalence in higher education. Based on the analysis of media reports, legal cases, and other records, I compared corruption in higher education sectors in the Russian Federation and the United States of America, identified differences, and predicted future possible partial convergence in forms of corruption. I disclosed positive role of the state in developing and sustaining corruption in higher education. I identified three major organizational structures with corruption, including the vertical structure, the horizontal structure, and the vertical hierarchy. Finally, I presented cellular automation as a new methodology to study misconduct in large educational organizations, and used simulation to model behavior of educators, including factors that influence their decision-making.
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