Using Modern Technology to Counteract Corruption: Analysis of the Efficacy of e-Government Solutions
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Wydział Nauk Ekonomicznych, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Polska
Stanisław Cichocki   

Wydział Nauk Ekonomicznych, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Polska
Submission date: 2020-09-20
Final revision date: 2021-01-27
Acceptance date: 2021-06-16
Publication date: 2021-09-30
GNPJE 2021;307(3):97–124
In this paper, we focus on corruption and on methods for counteracting it. Our aim is to investigate whether the use of information technology, especially the internet, in public administration contributes to reducing the perception of corruption in a given country. Based on existing research reports, we identify the political, economic and cultural determinants of corruption. In order to verify our hypothesis about the impact of the development of public services provided online on the level of perceived corruption, we use panel data for 129 countries for the 2008–2019 period. Our results confirm the effectiveness of e-government as a tool for counteracting corruption. We also highlight the limitations of the development of electronic services in public administration. These are mainly due to educational and infrastructural barriers, but also on account of freshly growing demand for such services.
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