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Digitalization and government corruption in developing countries: towards a framework and research agenda

Digitalization and government corruption in developing countries: towards a framework and research agenda
Digitalization and government corruption in developing countries: towards a framework and research agenda
Research focusing on the nexus between digital technologies and government corruption in developing countries has reported mixed findings and painted an incoherent picture. Through a review of 90 relevant studies published over the last two decades we develop an inductive framework that connects 7 defining themes: (1) the broader socioeconomic context of developing countries (2) anti-corruption strategies and strategizing in developing countries (3) digitalization processes (4) strategic role of digital technologies and modalities of anti-corruption change (5) formative structures of government organizations (6) barriers within government organizations and (7) positive and negative effects of digitalization on corruption. Deriving from this framework, we highlight under-researched concerns and outline a research agenda to (1) clarify the links between anti-corruption strategizing and digitalization interventions (2) explicate the materialization of corruption in specific organizational domains, work systems, and processes in developing countries, their embedded nature in the organizational and broader context, and the modalities by which digitalization comes to affect or be affected by it (3) uncover digitalization enabled capabilities and dynamic capabilities in the fight against corruption and (4) embrace methodological diversity such as more processual and long-term studies; ethnographic studies, and methods that bridge quantitative and qualitative insights by exploring novel measures and evidence sources.
Digitalization, Government Corruption, Strategic Information Systems, Developing countries, Literature Review
0065-0668
Addo, Atta
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Senyo, PK
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Addo, Atta
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Senyo, PK
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Addo, Atta and Senyo, PK (2020) Digitalization and government corruption in developing countries: towards a framework and research agenda. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2020 (1). (doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2020.16765abstract).

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Research focusing on the nexus between digital technologies and government corruption in developing countries has reported mixed findings and painted an incoherent picture. Through a review of 90 relevant studies published over the last two decades we develop an inductive framework that connects 7 defining themes: (1) the broader socioeconomic context of developing countries (2) anti-corruption strategies and strategizing in developing countries (3) digitalization processes (4) strategic role of digital technologies and modalities of anti-corruption change (5) formative structures of government organizations (6) barriers within government organizations and (7) positive and negative effects of digitalization on corruption. Deriving from this framework, we highlight under-researched concerns and outline a research agenda to (1) clarify the links between anti-corruption strategizing and digitalization interventions (2) explicate the materialization of corruption in specific organizational domains, work systems, and processes in developing countries, their embedded nature in the organizational and broader context, and the modalities by which digitalization comes to affect or be affected by it (3) uncover digitalization enabled capabilities and dynamic capabilities in the fight against corruption and (4) embrace methodological diversity such as more processual and long-term studies; ethnographic studies, and methods that bridge quantitative and qualitative insights by exploring novel measures and evidence sources.

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Accepted/In Press date: 16 June 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 29 July 2020
Keywords: Digitalization, Government Corruption, Strategic Information Systems, Developing countries, Literature Review

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Local EPrints ID: 442611
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/442611
ISSN: 0065-0668
PURE UUID: e5bd655e-e6c0-4cd7-8c73-3531e37ee056
ORCID for PK Senyo: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7126-3826

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Date deposited: 21 Jul 2020 16:32
Last modified: 13 Dec 2021 06:09

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Author: Atta Addo
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