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

Arjun Neupane, Jeffrey Soar, Kishor Vaidya

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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 anticorruption 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-44
Number of pages24
JournalAustralasian Journal of Information Systems
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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Developing countries
Transparency
Corruption
Empirical evaluation
E-procurement
Public procurement

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Neupane, Arjun ; Soar, Jeffrey ; Vaidya, Kishor. / An empirical evaluation of the potential of public e-procurement to reduce corruption. In: Australasian Journal of Information Systems. 2014 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 21-44.
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In: Australasian Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 18, No. 2, 01.01.2014, p. 21-44.

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