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Title: Accountability to prevent corruption in construction projects
Authors: Sohail (Khan), M.
Cavill, Sue
Keywords: Civil engineering
Corruption
Ethics
Construction
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © ASCE
Citation: SOHAIL, M. and CAVILL, S., 2008. Accountability to prevent corruption in construction projects. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 134 (9), pp. 729-738
Abstract: The American Society of Civil Engineers claim that corruption accounts for an estimated $340 billion of worldwide construction costs each year. Corruption (including bribery, embezzlement, kickbacks and fraud) in construction projects undermines the delivery of infrastructure services. Furthermore, corruption poses significant risks to construction and engineering companies themselves. What progress has been made, therefore, in reducing the risk of corruption to construction projects? It is the purpose of this paper to argue that with improved accountability, attention to ethics and cultural considerations, and reduced corruption, it is possible to construct, operate and maintain adequate quality and quantity of infrastructure on a more sustainable basis and thereby improve construction practice. This paper will demonstrate how accountability initiatives in construction projects, in developed and developing countries can be of benefit internationally to the public and private sector as well as Non Government Organisations and researchers in their efforts to reduce corruption in infrastructure services.
Description: This article was published in the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management [© ASCE] and the definitive version is available at: http://pubs.asce.org/journals/construction/ or http://cedb.asce.org
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/3865
ISSN: 0733-9364
1943-7862
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