An empirical evaluation of the potential of public e-procurement to reduce corruption

Neupane, Arjun and Soar, Jeffrey and Vaidya, Kishor (2014) An empirical evaluation of the potential of public e-procurement to reduce corruption. Australasian Journal of Information Systems , 18 (2). pp. 21-44. ISSN 1449-8618

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Abstract

One of the significant potential benefits of e-procurement technology is reducing opportunities for corruption in public procurement processes. The authors identified anti-corruption capabilities of e-procurement through an extensive literature review and a theoretical model representing the impact of three latent variables: monopoly of power, information asymmetry, and transparency and accountability upon the dependent variable, the intent-to-adopt e-procurement. This research was guided by the Principal-Agent theory and collected the perceptions of 46 government officers of the potential of public e-procurement to reduce corruption in public procurement processes. Results were analysed using the Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) approach. The findings suggest that the intent-to-adopt e-procurement has a positive and significant relationship with the independent variables that might inform developing countries in strategies to combat corruption in public procurement.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2014 02:05
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2017 00:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: public procurement; public e-procurement; anti-corruption; monopoly power; information asymmetry; transparency; accountability
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080612 Interorganisational Information Systems and Web Services
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150309 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24942

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