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Title: E-government and corruption: A cross-country analysis
Authors: Srivastava, S.C. 
Chandra, S.
Teo, T.S.H. 
Keywords: Corruption
Information asymmetry
IT impact
Secondary data
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: Srivastava, S.C.,Chandra, S.,Teo, T.S.H. (2007). E-government and corruption: A cross-country analysis. ICIS 2007 Proceedings - Twenty Eighth International Conference on Information Systems. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In addition to other benefits, e-Government can help alleviate corruption in nations by reducing the existing information asymmetries. Though governments are interested in understanding the impacts of e-Government on the level of national corruption, there are relatively few empirical studies that analyze this aspect. Motivated by this gap, we first develop a theoretical model for e- Government impacting the level of corruption in a nation, mediated by a reduction in information asymmetry between public officials and citizens. As an initial step, in this research-in-progress paper, using secondary data from 113 countries, we examine the relationship between e- Government development and the level of corruption in nations. Broadly, the study suggests the important significant relationship of e-Government development with the level of national corruption. Future research will test the mediated model to understand "how" e-Government impacts corruption through a reduction of information asymmetries between the various national stakeholders.
Source Title: ICIS 2007 Proceedings - Twenty Eighth International Conference on Information Systems
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