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Why Do Asian Firms Say that their Governments are Corrupt: Assessing the Impact of Firm-Level Characteristics on Corruption Perceptions
Asian Institute of Management: Working Paper Series (2013)
  • Roberto Martin N. Galang
  • Rouselle Lavado
  • Gabriel Domingo
Abstract
What drives firm perceptions of government corruption in Asia? This study analyzes the different firm characteristics that affect why firms perceive their governments to be an obstacle to growth. Utilizing the lens of organizational cognition, we postulate that heightened sensitivity towards corruption at the firm level is a function of both the firm’s direct experience of corruption and of its relative vulnerability to its negative effects. Through the use of the World Bank Enterprise Survey data from 13 Asian countries, this study finds that when controlling for firm-level corruption experiences, firms that have higher levels of private ownership, domestic market exposure, and most importantly, government contract dependence are more likely to state government corruption as their most pressing obstacle to growth.
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Publication Date
Winter November, 2013
Citation Information
Roberto Martin N. Galang, Rouselle Lavado and Gabriel Domingo. "Why Do Asian Firms Say that their Governments are Corrupt: Assessing the Impact of Firm-Level Characteristics on Corruption Perceptions" Asian Institute of Management: Working Paper Series (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robertogalang/23/