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Public sector e-innovations. E-government and its impact on corruption


  • Liliana Proskuryakova

    () (Research Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”)

  • Gulnara Abdrakhmanova

    () (Director Center for Statistics and Monitoring of Information Society, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”)

  • Hans Pitlik

    (WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research)


The paper aims at assessing indicators and individual elements of e-government of selected countries in 2009-2010, and the interrelation of e-government with corruption in the public sector. The authors explore possible causal and dependency relations of the established interlink between e-government and public sector corruption. Although it is universally acknowledged that corruption is an evil, there is much debate over which determinants of corruption are important. Using econometric analysis for sizeable country samples the authors verified the closeness of interrelation between e-government indicators and ICT Development Index indicators, such as online services quality and ICT usage, on one hand, and the level of perceived public sector corruption, on the other hand. The major research papers were analyzed, along with international rankings and databases of international organizations. Based on the analysis recommendations for overcoming international e-government measurement constraints are put forward, as well as suggestions for future studies of the topic

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  • Liliana Proskuryakova & Gulnara Abdrakhmanova & Hans Pitlik, 2013. "Public sector e-innovations. E-government and its impact on corruption," HSE Working papers WP BRP 04/STI/2013, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:wpbrp04sti2013

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    1. Freille, Sebastian & Haque, Mohammad Emranul & Kneller, Richard Anthony, 2007. "Federalism, decentralisation and corruption," MPRA Paper 27535, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Treisman, Daniel, 2000. "The causes of corruption: a cross-national study," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 76(3), pages 399-457, June.
    3. Andersen, Thomas Barnebeck, 2009. "E-Government as an anti-corruption strategy," Information Economics and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 21(3), pages 201-210, August.
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    Public sector; innovation; e-government; ICT; corruption;

    JEL classification:

    • D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
    • H70 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - General
    • P17 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Performance and Prospects
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • Z18 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Public Policy

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