Public Sector E-Innovations: E-Government and Its Impact on Corruption

28 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2013 Last revised: 25 May 2013

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Liliana Proskuryakova

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Gulnara Abdrakhmanova

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Hans Pitlik

Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)

Date Written: January 25, 2013

Abstract

The paper aims at assessing indicators and individual elements of e-government of selected countries in 2009-2010, and the interrelation of e-government with corruption in the public sector. The authors explore possible causal and dependency relations of the established interlink between e-government and public sector corruption.

Although it is universally acknowledged that corruption is an evil, there is much debate over which determinants of corruption are important. Using econometric analysis for sizeable country samples the authors verified the closeness of interrelation between e-government indicators and ICT Development Index indicators, such as online services quality and ICT usage, on one hand, and the level of perceived public sector corruption, on the other hand. The major research papers were analyzed, along with international rankings and databases of international organizations.

Based on the analysis recommendations for overcoming international e-government measurement constraints are put forward, as well as suggestions for future studies of the topic.

Keywords: Public sector, innovation, e-government, ICT, corruption

JEL Classification: D73, H70, P17, O33, Z18

Suggested Citation

Proskuryakova, Liliana Nikolaevna and Abdrakhmanova, Gulnara and Pitlik, Hans, Public Sector E-Innovations: E-Government and Its Impact on Corruption (January 25, 2013). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 04/STI/2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2206964 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2206964

Liliana Nikolaevna Proskuryakova (Contact Author)

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, 101000
Russia

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Gulnara Abdrakhmanova

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Hans Pitlik

Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) ( email )

P.O. Box 91
Wien, A-1103
Austria

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