Impact of innovation on corruption

Ismaily Johari, and Saifuzzaman Ibrahim, and Nik Ahmad Sufian Burhan, (2018) Impact of innovation on corruption. Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, 52 (1). pp. 215-223. ISSN 0127-1962


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Corruption causes inefficiencies in the economic, social and political development. This study investigates the relationship between the level of innovation and the level of corruption in 131 countries. We employ a cross-sectional analysis and find that innovation is positively significant in reducing corruption. Our finding suggests that innovation causes the industries and private sectors to become less dependent on the favoritism from the public officials and authorities. They are more encouraged to innovate to gain the competitive advantage and make real profits. We believe that innovation increases the relative return on production and causes a decrease in corruption activities. Therefore, the government and other relevant bodies should set up a policy to increase the level of innovation, as part of their strategy to indirectly combat the problem of corruption.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Innovation; Corruption; Cross sectional analysis
Journal:Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia
ID Code:19637
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:06 Sep 2022 04:14
Last Modified:08 Sep 2022 08:02

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