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

Isaac Damoah, Cynthia Akwei, Isaac Oduro Amoako, David Botchie

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Abstract

This study explores how corruption impacts 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 influences government project failure on all the failure criteria that were used for the evaluation. However, corruption influences failure at two different levels: project management and product phase. At the project management level, corruption has direct influence, while at the product phase level, the influence is indirect.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-33
Number of pages17
JournalProject Management Journal
Volume49
Issue number3
Early online date21 Jun 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • corruption in projects
  • developing countries
  • failure criteria
  • government project failure

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