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Bowen, P, Edwards, P and Cattell, K (2012) Corruption in the South African construction industry: a mixed methods study. In: Smith, S.D (Ed.), Proceedings 28th Annual ARCOM Conference, 3-5 September 2012, Edinburgh, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 521–31.
- Type: Conference Proceedings
- Keywords: corruption; mixed methods research; clients; construction professionals; South Africa
- ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-9552390-6-9
- URL: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2012-0521-0531_Bowen_Edwards_Cattell.pdf
The construction industry is susceptible to corruption and the effects are substantial. The experiences and perceptions of corruption in the South African construction industry are investigated through an opinion survey of clients and construction professionals. A mixed methods approach is used to analyse the response data. Corruption is perceived to be widespread. Conflicts of interest, tender rigging (collusion),