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During the past few weeks, you have considered the various elements of the research project. Compile all of the sections of your research strategy ideas from Week 3. Retrieve your survey results this week to complete your final project in Week 5.

The following sections (500 words total) should be added to your research project analysis:

  • Your ethical considerations
  • Your sample population
  • Your data analysis summary
  • Your measurement strategy

 

 

will include my week 3 discussion board as attach so that this assignment can be completed. I’m copying and pasting the IP below.

 

BADM440-1404A-01

“The Effect of Corruption on Organizations”

 

Individual Project Phase 3

Research and Design methods Applications

Colorado Technical University

Instructor: Jose Perez

10/13/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

Bribery, extortion, graft, embezzlement — these are just some of the grizzly faces of corruption. In some countries, corruption is so common that it is as expected as a handshake when ordinary people or businesses deal with government officials. It is not a vice that started the other day but an act that has evolved over the years. It is now even part of the community fabric in most parts of the world.

Corruption, the misuse of an office for private gain has had many effects to organizations.  For instance it has lead to issues like needless inflation of employee ranks that has lead to greater operational inefficiency, less favorable business climate and such conditions serves as a serious drag on a nation’s wealth.

According to study by Ernesto Dal Bó, associate professor of political economy, and Martin Rossi of the Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina, corruptions posses characteristics such as lower GNP per capita, and lower investments and growth rates. These characteristics clearly show that corruption damages nations by crippling organizations.

This is evident from previous researches done like for example in Latin America about electricity distribution firms between 1994 and 2001. The results showed that these firms used significantly more employees to get the same job done. The research covered 80 electricity distribution firms in Latin America. Among the nations sampled, Brazil had medium corruption levels with Costa Rica the least corrupt as result of use of fewer employees to do the same job.

Problem Statement

Corruption presents a serious threat to successful operation of organizations. If unaddressed, it would it can result in far-reaching consequences, including total closure of the company or organization, misappropriation of funds, bribery, misuse of office by organization  officials and dishonesty in financial matters. Its magnitude notwithstanding, corruption can hurt the image of the organization and jeopardize its profitability.

Whereas corruption is a global problem, most current studies have focused at exposing such vices especially in the nations where they thrive most. There is a gap in the research on corruption or little has been done to help come up with a long-term solution to this monstrous problem. This paper therefore tries to narrow this gap by studying this problem with the aim of coming up with various remedies to help curb this vice.

Purpose of the Study

The primary purpose of this study is to demonstrate the adverse effects that corruption can have on an organization, the factors that contribute to these vices, and the long term solutions that will help put an end to this vice.

Research Questions

 

The main research question is: What is the effect of Corruption on organizations and how can it be stopped?

 

The following sub-questions are derived from the main research question:

 

a)      What is the link between corruption and failure of organizations?

b)      How does corruption endanger the viability of organizations?

c)      How can the integrity of our organizations be maintained?

d)     What generic knowledge may be extracted from this study?

 

Methodology

 

This study is based on qualitative research methods. The research design is guided by Kothari (2004) as an exploratory / formulative research project that defines the objective of exploratory research as the type of research done gain familiarity with a phenomenon or to achieve new insights into it (Kothari, 2004). It is with this regard this study addresses how corruption affects organizations and more insight is sought on the situation in finding out the long term solution to this problem, an area that has minimal work done on it.

 

The rationale of choosing an exploratory research design is because of its flexibility for the researcher to consider different aspects of the problem under study. Exploratory research method uses three research methods namely:

 

        i.            Survey of concerning literature. This refers to survey of work done by others for example through reading journals, books, articles and many more other sources that form secondary data.

      ii.            The experience survey. This entails interviewing people who have practical experience with the problem under study. It helps gain clear picture of the issue at hand. It provides primary data as a result the personal interviews sessions and administration of questionnaires to a sample population.

    iii.            The analysis of insight stimulating examples. According to Kothari (2004) the analysis of insight example is an “intensive study of selected instances of the phenomenon” (Kothari, 2004, p.36).In this regard a case study will be done.

 

Limitations of the methodology

 

The research design selected allows flexibility. However on the other hand it does increase the likelihood of personal bias. The danger therein is that the study may yield results, which are favorable to the researcher’s point of view (Kothari, 2004).


 

 

 

 

Questionnaire

 

 

We are (name of your institution) undergraduate student pursuing a (the course you taking or study). We are carrying out a research on the Effect of Corruption on organizations. We are kindly requesting for your time to answer some questions. The information you will provide shall be used for academic purpose.

 

Name of the Interviewer ————————                            Date of interview ——————–

 

 

A)    BACKGROUND INFORMATION

 

Q1). How long have you been working in this organization?

 

 

i. Less than a year      

ii. 1-5 yrs.

iii. 6-10 yrs.

iv. 10-15

v. 16 and above

 

Q2). Why did you settle for this organization?

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

B)    CORRUPTION ISSUES

 

Q3). Please, tell me what do understand about corruption?

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Q4).In your opinion, how serious is the issue of corruption in your organization?

1. Very serious                                                           

2. Somewh at serious

3. Not too serious

4. Not at all serious

5. Corruption does not exist

6. Don’t know

 

Q5) Do you think everyone can commit corruption?

        i.            Yes

      ii.            Not everyone, but government officials can

    iii.            Don’t know

    iv.            Refused

 

Q6) what type of attitudes or lifestyles among organization employees make them prone to corruption?

        i.            Greed and ambition to get rich

      ii.            Lack of responsibility or ethical sense

    iii.            Low salary

    iv.            Family centric

      v.            Don’t know

 

Q7) What do you think are factors causing corruption?

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

C)    COMBATING CORRUPTION

 

Q8) To whom would you report corruption?

 
 

 

 

        i.            Community elders

      ii.            Police

    iii.            Anti-corruption commission

    iv.            Skip

 

Q9) Ease of reporting process

        i.            Very easy

      ii.            Somewhat easy

    iii.            Somewhat hard

    iv.            Very hard

      v.            Don’t know

 

Q10) Level of satisfaction with feedback from reporting

 

        i.            Very satisfied

      ii.            Somewhat satisfied

    iii.            Somewhat dissatisfied

    iv.            Don’t know

 

References

 

Ernesto Dal Bo’, Martin A. Rossi Journal of Public Economics: June 2007, vol.9 Issue 5-6, pages 939-962.

 

Kothari, C. (2004). Research Methodology: methods and techniques (2nd ed.). New Delhi: New Age International.

 

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