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dc.contributor.authorNtayi, Joseph Mpeera
dc.contributor.authorNgoboka, Pascal
dc.contributor.authorKakooza, Cornelia Sabiiti
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-11T20:08:21Z
dc.date.available2022-02-11T20:08:21Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationNtayi, J. M., Ngoboka, P., & Kakooza, C. S. (2013). Moral schemas and corruption in Ugandan public procurement. Journal of Business Ethics, 112(3), 417-436.https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-012-1269-7en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/2081
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the relationship between moral schemas and corruption in public procurement. It adopts a moral schema framework to examine procurement-induced corruption from Uganda. Experiences, attitudes, and values of respondents are used to construct future behavior of public procurement staff. The schema framework was built around the premise that procurement-related corruption is a function of the social framework and human nature paradox, constructing logical justification for the acts of corruption. The study uses data from 474 public procurement staff to demonstrate that social identity, ethical egoistic, legislative, amoral, and religious moral schemas account for 78.51% of the variance in moral schema of respondents. All these schemas were found to be significant predictors, accounting for 73.3% of public procurement corruption. The paper urges managers of procuring and disposing entities to utilize moral scripts in reducing corruption. Managers are encouraged to engage in morally responsible behaviors to promote ethics and value-for-money transactions. The paper provides an alternative framework for examining corruption in sub-Saharan Africa where explicit elaboration of insights on corruption is still lacking.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJournal of Business Ethicsen_US
dc.subjectMoral schemas; Corruption ;Uganda ; Ethics ; Social values ;Religious valuesen_US
dc.titleMoral Schemas and Corruption in Ugandan Public Procurementen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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