Corruption and the role of information
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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.
Keywordscorruption information and communication technology culture cluster analysis
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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