Corruption in the supply chain: South African construction managers' experiences

Bowen, P, Edwards, P and Cattell, K 2012, 'Corruption in the supply chain: South African construction managers' experiences', in K.Michell, P.Bowen, K.Cattell (ed.) Delivering Value to the Community, Cape Town, South Africa, 23-25 January, 2012, pp. 300-305.

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Corruption in the supply chain: South African construction managers' experiences
Author(s) Bowen, P
Edwards, P
Cattell, K
Year 2012
Conference name Joint CIB W070, W092 & TG72 International Conference on Facilities Management, Procurement Systems and Public Private Partnership
Conference location Cape Town, South Africa
Conference dates 23-25 January, 2012
Proceedings title Delivering Value to the Community
Editor(s) K.Michell, P.Bowen, K.Cattell
Publisher University of Cape Town
Place of publication Cape Town, South Africa
Start page 300
End page 305
Total pages 6
Abstract Using an online survey, construction managers experiences of corruption in the supply chain of the South African construction industry is investigated. A majority of respondents considers that corruption is widespread in the sector. Kickbacks, conflict of interest, tender rigging, and fronting are considered the most prevalent forms of corruption, with the first three reported as the forms most experienced by construction managers. Government officials (as clients), sub-contractors, and fellow contractors are perceived to be the most involved in corrupt activities. Contractors engage in the submission of inflated claims as a negotiation margin, in collusive tendering, and in the employment of illegal workers.
Subjects Building not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Corruption
construction industry
construction managers
South Africa
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ISBN 9780620507592
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