Does e-government control corruption? Evidence from South Asian countries

Muhammad, Ali and Syed Ali, Raza and Puah, Chin Hong and Tazeen, Arsalan (2022) Does e-government control corruption? Evidence from South Asian countries. Journal of Financial Crime, 29 (1). pp. 258-271. ISSN 1359-0790

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Purpose – This study aims to examine the relationship between e-government and corruption in selected South Asian countries (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka). Design/methodology/approach – The sample data were gathered from reliable secondary sources over a sample period of 2003–2018. Additionally, this study incorporated other potential determinants or corruption, such as government effectiveness, press freedom, education and economy. To assess sample data, this study used panel data econometric procedures. Findings – Results indicated that e-government had a positive and significant impact on corruption. Similarly, government effectiveness and education had a positive and significant influence on corruption. However, press freedom and the economy showed a negative and insignificant impact on corruption. This study further found the robustness of the results through sensitivity analysis. Overall, it was concluded that egovernment plays a significant role to reduce corruption. Originality/value – The governments should implement the e-governance system and provide a transparent and accountable environment to eliminate corruption.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asian countries, Corruption, Accountability, e-government, Panel data
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2022 07:56
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2022 07:56

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