Anti-corruption capabilities of public e-procurement technologies: principal-agent theory

Neupane, Arjun and Soar, Jeffrey and Vaidya, Kishor (2014) Anti-corruption capabilities of public e-procurement technologies: principal-agent theory. In: Technology development and platform enhancements for successful global e-government design. IGI Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, PA. United States, pp. 185-203. ISBN 978-4666-4900-2


Public procurement is an important area warranting further attention in government reform, as electronic systems for procurement have enormous potential to help reduce corruption. Public e-procurement is the use of an internet or web-based system by government institutions for the acquisition of goods and services, which can improve transparency and accountability. This Chapter discusses different types of e-procurement technologies with case examples from different countries that demonstrate how the e-procurement technologies have great potential as the anti-corruption technologies. The Chapter reviews the principal-agent theory and discusses other relevant theories including transaction cost theory, fraud triangle theory, diffusion of innovation theory, and technology acceptance model. Following a discussion of the anti-corruption potential of e-procurement systems, a theoretical research model is proposed for identifying public e-procurement anti-corruption capabilities.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to chapter due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2013 06:58
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 00:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: public procurement; anti-corruption
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220102 Business Ethics
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150309 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910406 Technological and Organisational Innovation
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4900-2.ch010

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