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"Probing into CEE - Investigating transparency and integrity in the domain of public affairs: comparative study between Germany, Poland and Hungary"

Kruse, Daniel J. (2013) "Probing into CEE - Investigating transparency and integrity in the domain of public affairs: comparative study between Germany, Poland and Hungary".

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Abstract:This thesis aimed at investigating the attitudes and opinions of lobbyists in Germany, Poland and Hungary in order to strengthen our understanding of the influence of the external environment with its specific set of formal and informal institutions on transparency and integrity in the domain of Public Affairs. Thereby, a mixed methods approach employing a series of 12 explorative interviews and a survey questionnaire among lobbyists in the three countries was used in this comparative study. Insights from the interviews as well as a comprehensive literature review that was integrated into a PESTL-framework lead to a set of hypotheses that was tested deductively. This thesis provides evidence for the notion that informal practices from the Soviet past have been institutionalised in Poland and, especially, in Hungary. Further, insights into the opinions of lobbyists in CEE reveal, inter alia, a positive attitude towards transparency and a predominant support of a mandatory lobby register. In addition, these insights led to specific recommendations for fostering transparency and integrity in the domain of Public affairs in each country.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/64449
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