The Institutionalization of Integrity in Local Government

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Alain Hoekstra

RSM

Muel Kaptein

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

Date Written: February 19, 2011

Abstract

Scientific research and legal provisions offer more guidance on what regulations and instruments government organizations should apply to manage their integrity than on how they should manage integrity, although the latter is at least as important as the former. Based on interviews with integrity officials at Dutch local government organizations, this exploratory study develops a descriptive typology of different approaches to the institutionalization of integrity. The main contribution of this article is the typology which demonstrates that a “one-size-fits-all” approach does not exist. Combined with the critical elements and conditions for institutionalizing integrity, this typology can guide local authorities in making their own considered decisions in managing organizational integrity.

Keywords: ethics, integrity, institutionalization, government

Suggested Citation

Hoekstra, Alain and Kaptein, Muel, The Institutionalization of Integrity in Local Government (February 19, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2180767 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2180767

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