Motivation Towards Corruption in the time of COVID-19: A Survey of Indonesia

Naomi, Prima and Akbar, Iqbal and Rahmania, Tia (2021) Motivation Towards Corruption in the time of COVID-19: A Survey of Indonesia. In: The 4th International Conference on Accounting Research and Education (iCARE2021). (In Press)

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This study presents the empirical results about the motivation for corruption or being involved in corruption in the public and private sectors. A total of 2,093 respondents was successfully gathered from two rounds of a nationwide survey, non-anonymous and anonymous, with 107 respondents admitted conduct or participate in the practice of corruption during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia. The practice of corruption is predominantly in the public administration and finance sector amid the pandemic in Indonesia. Using ordinary least-square (OLS) regression, this study shows that corruption in the public administration, finance, and digital finance sector is most likely to be motivated to influence the decision making and receive access to the public services. In the finance sector, individuals are also motivated to receive the public fund and avoid legal consequences. The findings indicate that the practices may be related to structural and opportunistic behavior. By drawing on insights from behavioral economics, this study suggests that more robust public policy interventions, such as better institutional governance and accelerated digital innovations, are required to prevent and eradicate the practice of corruption. Finally, this study provides practical implications and new ideas for further studies with behavioral approach. Keywords: corruption; motivation; behavioral economics; COVID-19; Indonesia

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Ekonomi dan Bisnis > Manajemen-S2
Depositing User: Mrs Prima Naomi
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2022 07:43
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2022 04:41

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