Title

The effect of culture and organisational culture on administrative corruption

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

International Journal of Economics and Business Research

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Abstract

Copyright © 2019 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. There is extensive literature on corruption, such as political and corporate corruption, some of which examines factors influencing administrative corruption. However, to the best of our knowledge, the multivariate influences of culture and organisational culture on administrative corruption have not been tested using an integrative approach. This paper attempts to fill the gap by building and testing a comprehensive model. We test a sample of 677 responses that reflect the prospective view of the public in Basra, Iraq, using the partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) approach. Our study finds that corrupt culture and weak organisational culture have direct effects on administrative corruption, while corrupt culture leads to weak organisational culture. The latter mediates the impact of corrupt culture on administrative corruption. The higher level of social class, the lower the impact of corrupt culture on administrative corruption.

ISSN

1756-9850

Publisher

Inderscience Publishers

Volume

18

Issue

4

First Page

436

Last Page

451

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Keywords

Administrative corruption, Culture, Iraq, Organisational culture, Partial least squares, Public sector, Social class, Structural equation modelling

Scopus ID

85073632872

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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