– Simply put, you can say that the actual situation may have triggered crime, as it is difficult to combine high profit goals with doing business in a dictatorship. We can even say that there was an awareness within Teliaasonera that there were major risks, including corruption, by doing business in Uzbekistan, says Isabel Schoultz.
As a researcher in Sociology of Law, she wants to understand how the company defended criminal charges and, in the long run, she wants to understand what triggers companies to violate the law.
To approach the subject, Isabel Schoultz has chosen to study how TeliaSonera, later Telia Company, and some other companies, consciously or unconsciously, use different so-called neutralization techniques when accused of crime.
Learn more on Isabel Schoultz' personal page.