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Deden Dinar Iskandar and Firmansyah Firmansyah
''How Groups Diversity and Power Intensity of Leaders may Affect Corruption of Public Resource in Communities: Insights from Laboratory Experiment''
( 2019, Vol. 39 No.4 )
This laboratory experimental study aims to examine the effect of groups diversity and power intensity of leaders on corruption of public resource in communities. In particular, this study observes the interaction effect of those two factors on the corruption, which is still rare in the existing literature. The findings of this study provide the insights that all leaders with power tend to corrupt, but leaders with unrestricted power in diverse groups corrupt the most. The results of post-experiment survey suggest possible rationales for this phenomenon. This study may offer alternatives to curb the practices of power abuse by the local leaders, thus mitigating the incidences of corruption.
Keywords: corruption, diversity, economic behavior, laboratory experiment, public goods, power
JEL: H8 - Public Economics: Miscellaneous Issues: General
O1 - Economic Development: General
Manuscript Received : Jan 06 2019 Manuscript Accepted : Nov 12 2019

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