Project Corruption – An unknown risk? - HTW Chur

Corruption – An unknown risk?
Project at a glance

Project at a glance

As future executive and specialized personnel, university graduates are vital to international companies. The goal of the research was to find out if and in what areas of compliance young professionals must be sensitized and trained to avoid legal and ethical violations.

To support this, an on-line survey was conducted amongst more than 1,500 students at Swiss universities to examine their attitude and knowledge of corruption.

The results show significant gaps amongst all students regardless of their field of study. The degree of ignorance was extremely high concerning the problem of corruption abroad. All this underscores the major need of awareness raising and sensitization.


The following former employee of HTW Chur also worked on the project:

  • Katharina Becker
Additional information

Additional information


  • Becker, K., Hauser, C. & Kronthaler, F. (2013): Fostering management education to deter corruption: What do students know about corruption and its legal consequences?, in: Crime, Law and Social Change, Vol. 60, Nr. 2, S. 227–240.

Parties involved

The project has been implemented by the Swiss Institute for Entrepeneurship (SIFE), in cooperation with PRME Business Integrity Action Center, Centre for Economic Policy Research (ZWF) and Transparency International Schweiz.