Olarewaju, TI, Rufai, I and Gallage, S (2021) E‐transparency and government budgetary corruption: A social marketing and transformation case from Nigeria. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 87 (3). ISSN 1681-4835

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This article shows how Information and Communication Technology (ICT), incorporating social media, can lead to accountability and transparency in a government's budget. Specifically, it examined how a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) used ICT to foster citizenship engagement in the Nigerian government budgetary process. The article, using abductive reasoning, presents four citizen empowerment stages and four social marketing transition stages through which government budget transparency can be improved and corruption reduced. A model was also inferred that can help lessen the exclusivity around the government budget to encourage dialog and openness around the government budget in similar contexts. Furthermore, this article shows that the social transformative role for NGOs using ICT to increase government budget transparency and reduce corruption is a process that happens over time.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.© 2021 The Authors. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Keele Business School
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2021 15:23
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2021 12:04
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/10017

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