E-Government and anti-corruption: Empirical analysis of international data

Dong Chul Shim, Tae Ho Eom

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Abstract

Case studies demonstrate that e-government is an effective tool to reduce corruption by promoting good governance and strengthening reform-oriented actors. Specifically, e-government can reduce corrupt behaviors externally by enhancing relationships with citizens and internally by more effectively controlling and monitoring employees' behaviors. This study examines the impact of e-government on corruption using national level data. The impacts of other traditional factors - bureaucratic professionalism, bureaucratic quality, and law enforcement - proposed by the public administration literature are also examined. Statistical analysis reveals that e-government has a consistently positive impact on reducing corruption, as do the traditional anti-corruption factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-316
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Corruption
  • E-government
  • E-participation
  • International data
  • Transparency

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  • Business and International Management
  • Public Administration

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E-Government and anti-corruption : Empirical analysis of international data. / Shim, Dong Chul; Eom, Tae Ho.

In: International Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 31, No. 3, 01.02.2008, p. 298-316.

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