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Journal of International Business Studies

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 320–332 | Cite as

Corruption and the role of information

  • Cassandra E DiRienzo
  • Jayoti Das
  • Kathryn T Cort
  • John BurbridgeJr
Article

Abstract

Several studies have explored how certain economic and cultural variables affect a country's corruption level. This study extends previous research by not only considering these variables, but also taking into account the impact that information and communication technology can have on corruption. The results indicate that the greater the access to information, the lower the corruption levels. Therefore bridging the digital disparity across countries can also serve to lessen national corruption levels.

Keywords

corruption information and communication technology culture cluster analysis 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank the three anonymous JIBS reviewers and the Departmental Editor, Professor José Manuel Campa, for their helpful comments and suggestions on previous drafts of this manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cassandra E DiRienzo
    • 1
  • Jayoti Das
    • 1
  • Kathryn T Cort
    • 2
  • John BurbridgeJr
    • 1
  1. 1.Koury Business Center, Elon UniversityElonUSA
  2. 2.School of Business and Economics, North Carolina A & T State UniversityGreensboroUSA

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