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E-Government and Social Media as Openness and Anti-Corruption Strategy

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Institute of Management Studies, Dehradun, INDIA

Res. J. Management Sci., Volume 1, Issue (1), Pages 48-52, August,6 (2012)

Abstract

In recent years, many governments have worked to increase openness and transparency in their actions. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are seen by many as a cost-effective and convenient means to promote openness and transparency and to reduce corruption. A well-planned e-government strategy can build a more efficient, accountable and transparent government. This review paper first illustrates the advantages of e-government services; discusses examples of e-government where corruption was significantly reduced; and draws lessons on leadership and managerial issues in deploying information and communication technology (ICT) to combat corruption. In addition, the paper discusses the e-government as an anti-corruption strategy in India. This paper explores the potential impacts of information and ICTs especially e-government and social media on cultural attitudes about transparency.

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