Advances in Management and Applied Economics

Identifying the Impact of Administrative Transparency on the Administrative Corruption: A study on the Employees of Grand Amman Municipality

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    This study aims to identify the effect of transparency of management: information systems management, administrative communications, accountability, participation and work procedures at the level of administrative corruption in the Grand Amman Municipality in Jordan. The community of the study consists of all administrative staff in various departments and affiliates of the Amman Grand Municipality, estimated about 28,000 employees. A purposive sample consists of 1000 individual have been selected, 965 were collected representing 96.5% which were undergone to the final analysis. The study found that there are impacts of statistical significance to all elements of administrative transparency; information systems management, administrative communications, accountability, participation and work procedures on the administrative corruption in the Grand Amman Municipality. The survey study also found that males, higher Academic Qualification holders, and high experienced management more than 10 years, are the most vulnerable to corruption. It was found that the female employees of high qualifications, who their job levels are lower than Head of Department, are the most aware of the concept of administrative corruption. It was also found that 75% of men believe there is corruption in the branches and departments of the Municipality, while 81% of females of high qualifications found to believe that too. Generally, it was found that 96% of high academic qualifications, male or female, believe that there is one or more of the forms of administrative corruption in the Municipality. It also found that cronyism is the most common corruption. Finally, the study provided a set of recommendations commensurate with each elements of administrative transparency in their impact on the volume of administrative corruption in the Amman Grand Municipality.