Essay about Corruption in Procurement

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UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM BUSINESS SCHOOL | AN ASSESSMENT OF CORRUPTION IN THE PROCUREMENT PROFESSION IN GOVERNMENT: CASE IN TANZANIA. | | BY | BERNARD, HELLEN | REG. NO. 2009-06-00929 |

RESEARCH PROPOSAL SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL TO CARRY OUT RESEARCH FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTERS OR BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. |

Table of Contents
1.0 INTRODUCTION
1.1 background3
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM4

2.o research aim6
2.1 RESEARCH OBJECTIVES6

3.0 RESEARCH QUESTIONS………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………6
3.1 RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS.7

4.0 LITERATURE REVIEW 4.1 CONCEPTUAL LITERATURE…………………………………………………………………………………………………8 4.2 THEORETICAL
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In our review of theories of motivation we noted that there is consensus among theorists on motivation on pay being a necessary, but not sufficient condition for an employee to perform at a minimum level in an organization. Where an employee has a perception that the level of compensation given by the employer cannot and will not meet basic living/existence needs, and the employee is not in a position to exit from the organization, he/she will adopt deviant work behavior, which will include a number of income maintenance strategies, including corruption to address the income shortfall.

1.2 statement of the problem
The procurement process has been the locus of government corruption- unless this can be addressed; the citizens of Tanzania will continue to suffer. It is necessary that strategies and measures be introduced in the government procurement profession to reduce the corruption in this process and in effect, corruption in the government.
Procurement corruption is deeply rooted in the political culture and traces its roots on the nature of governments. As long as the nature of government and politics remains to be relatively immature, corruption in the procurement process will remain. Thus, the need for strategies to hamper this occurrence arises.
A focus on newspaper reports, editorials and letters from readers in any of the last ten years would make one conclude that this country has been eaten away by

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