Investigating the criticalities of corruption forms in infrastructure procurement in the developing regions

Emmanuel Kingsford Owusu, Albert Chan, David Edwards, Gabriel Nam

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This study examines the criticalities of the forms of corruption in infrastructure project procurement. The study employed non-probabilistic sampling techniques to reach 62 experts actively involved in the processes of infrastructure procurement within the context of developing regions. The variables captured under the constructs of the forms of corruption were identified via the review of pertinent literature. They were empirically examined after being evaluated by the experts involved in the survey. A total of twenty-seven variables were identified and examined. From the analysis, bribery, lobbying, and price- fixing were identified to be the most critical forms within the developing context. This study intends to contribute to a deepened understanding of corruption- related attributes in construction project management. It also offers valuable information to practitioners, particularly from the developing regions on the critical forms of corrupt practices within the different stages of the procurement process and the need to mitigate their incidence and widespread strategically based on informed decrsions.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Conference on Construction in the 21st Century
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, CITC 2019 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Sept 201911 Sept 2019


  • Construction
  • Corruption
  • Developing countries
  • Infrastructure
  • Project management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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