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Corruption in construction

K. Baskran, B. Gevansri (2013) Corruption in construction. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Civil Engineering.


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Corruption in construction is a fiduciary crime that is believed to slowly penetrate the construction sectors in countries around the world. It that can reduce the efficiency, effectiveness and equity of infrastructure services that resulted in construction projects that is unnecessary, unsuitable, and defective. In order to control effectively the level of corruption in construction, the critical factors of corruption in construction need to be correctly diagnosed. Hence, the objective of this paper is to review the causes of corruption in construction, consequences and method to minimize corruption in construction industry. The aim of this project is to identify causes of corruption and determine method or strategy to minimize corruption effectively. Based on survey outcome it can be classified that objectives are achieved due to the information are tally based from literature review and survey. It has been agreed by most of the respondent on the listed objectives, and only differs in term of score of the attributes. Base on the data analyzed from this study the main causes of corruption are weakening of society value with highest score follows by bids and tender are ‘set up’ and the third attributes was inefficient administration, while the consequences are consultants increase the quantities of work and share the proceedings with contractors, demand payment for task carried out by consultants, and hike of cost due to the hidden cost. As for step to prevent following steps would probably be the strategy to minimize corruption in construction which, implementing a comprehensive ethics program, establishing a corporate code of conduct and report it to the police or anti-corruption bureau. Thus, throughout the study, individual attitude, laws and regulations and administrative control are imperative factors critical to corruption in construction.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Pengurusan Pembinaan)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2013; Supervisor : Mr. Abdul Rahim Abdul Hamid
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:33111
Deposited By: Kamariah Mohamed Jong
Deposited On:14 Jun 2017 01:18
Last Modified:14 Jun 2017 01:20

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