Developing a Framework for Analyzing the Causes of Corruption

Alinaghi Mashayekhi, Mehran Sepehri, Syed Hossein Aghamiri

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In this paper, a framework for effective factors on the occurrence of economic corruption is presented. Corruption issues as an existing challenge need to be addressed comprehensively and accurately. Various factors affect this issue, and the lack of precise and comprehensive identification of these factors can create a constraint, in which the main causes of corruption may not be addressed and efforts may focus on less important issues. The existence of a framework of factors helps by examining the level of these factors and makes it possible to identify the strengths and weaknesses of context and personal factors to design and implement corrective solutions and eliminating weaknesses, so the probability of economic corruption decreases. To achieve this framework, the factors affecting the economic corruption occurring at both individual and national levels in the literature are studied and carefully rooted to find the basic causes of corruption. The basic causes can be classified into three levels of individual, organizational and social. By gathering and categorizing these factors, a framework for the factors affecting economic corruption is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)67-77
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Optimization in Industrial Engineering
Issue number1
Early online date1 Mar 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Corruption
  • Cause Analysis
  • Developing country


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