Corruption as a source of government project failure in developing countries: Evidence from Ghana.

Damoah, I. S., Akwei, C. A., Amoako, I. O. and Botchie, D., 2018. Corruption as a source of government project failure in developing countries: Evidence from Ghana. Project Management Journal, 49 (3), pp. 17-33.

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DOI: 10.1177/8756972818770587

Abstract

This study explores how corruption impacts on the failure of government projects in developing countries with evidence from the Ghanaian context. This study solicits the perceptions of project management practitioners (14), contractors (6), government officials (clients) (5) and the general public (5) on the subject. The findings indicate that corruption influence government projects failure on all the failure criteria used as the evaluating tool. However, corruption influences failure at two different levels – project management and product phase. At the management level, corruption has direct influence whilst at the product phase level, the influence is indirect.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:8756-9728
Uncontrolled Keywords:corruption in projects; developing countries; failure criteria; government project failure
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:31019
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:20 Jul 2018 14:05
Last Modified:20 Jul 2018 14:05

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