Public Organization Review

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 385–396 | Cite as

Anti-Corruption Initiatives and E-Government: A Cross-National Study

  • Chon-Kyun Kim


This paper discusses various approaches of anti-corruption initiatives and conducts statistical analyses on aggregate data of more than 200 different countries to find relationships between e-government and anti-corruption in government. Findings indicate that e-government could be an effective tool to curb corruption in government in spite of the fact that the rule of law is the most powerful predictor of anti-corruption as well as a fundamental precondition of a clean government. Findings also indicate that if digital government is strengthened with high-quality public bureaucracies, anti-corruption efforts could more effectively lower the corruption levels of public affairs.


E-government Information technology Corruption Transparency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public AffairsPennsylvania State UniversityMiddletownUSA

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