Title: Electronic government and its impact on corruption perceptions in Latin America

Authors: Florina Guadalupe Arredondo Trapero; José Carlos Vázquez Parra; Jorge De La Garza García

Addresses: Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey Campus, Av. Eugenio Garza Sada 2501 Sur, Tecnológico, 64849 Monterrey, N.L., Mexico ' School of Humanities and Education, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Guadalajara Campus, Mexico ' Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey Campus, Av. Eugenio Garza Sada 2501 Sur, Tecnológico, 64849 Monterrey, N.L., Mexico

Abstract: Corruption is a serious problem for the Latin American region, which means that governments make great efforts to reduce this malaise afflicting their countries. This article examines if there is a difference in the levels to which electronic government (e-government) and transparency are being implemented in two blocks of Latin American countries through conglomerate analysis and ANOVA analysis. In the results of the study, countries were divided into two groups, making it possible to verify that the first block, which has driven digital government more decisively, has lower levels of perceived corruption than the second block. It is therefore concluded that e-government can become a differentiator of corruption perceptions in this selection of countries.

Keywords: transparency; corruption; government; governance; participation; citizenship; Latin America; inclusion; technology; good governance.

DOI: 10.1504/EG.2020.108454

Electronic Government, an International Journal, 2020 Vol.16 No.3, pp.223 - 235

Received: 04 May 2018
Accepted: 06 Dec 2018

Published online: 17 Jun 2020 *

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