Corruption, Performance and Participation


Fighting corruption is not a goal; it is a mean to reach the real goal that is devolving all public resources to create public value. In Italy, ANAC (the Authority in charge of fighting corruption) define corruption as “maladministration due to private use of public functions”. This is the first reason why counteract corruption means talking about performance. Literature suggests that we should consider two other reasons: many researches show that low levels of performance can incentive corruption and more recently some findings demonstrate that corruption can also be a form of resistance


Corruption; Participation; Performance; Public Value; Transparency; Global Markets

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