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Electronic government can help combat corruption in the provision of public sector services in developing and transition economies. Our study used data from 121 countries between 2008 and 2018 and found that electronic government adoption in public sector services reduces petty corruption and that the level of per capita income, political rights, civil liberties, and share of natural resources in gross exports also correspond with less bribery in public sector service delivery. The study also found that a lower level of socio-economic development corresponds with a greater level of petty corruption, making e-government a potential solution for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of public administration.

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This study used two superimposed P-A models and a wide range of institutional and e-government development indices. The constructed Tobit model allowed us to circumvent the usual shortcomings of fixed ordinary least squares or other similar panel data approaches.


I am sure that this study will contribute to the literature on the elusive relationship between e-government and the institutional quality of public spending. It has been a great pleasure to work with this team and to publish this work in one of the leading journals.

Dr. Ibrahim Niftiyev
Azerbaijan State University of Economics (UNEC)

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This page is a summary of: E-government and petty corruption in public sector service delivery, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, April 2022, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/09537325.2022.2067037.
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