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Citizens’ Behaviour and Compliance in Sub Saharan Africa Local Governments: the Role of Social Capital

Maxwell Poul Ogentho (), Nixon Kamukama (), John C. Munene (), Joseph Mpeera Ntayi () and Samuel Mafabi ()
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Maxwell Poul Ogentho: Office of the Auditor General of Uganda
Nixon Kamukama: Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST)
John C. Munene: Makerere University Business School
Joseph Mpeera Ntayi: Makerere University Business School
Samuel Mafabi: Makerere University Business School

Public Organization Review, 2022, vol. 22, issue 1, No 3, 60 pages

Abstract: Abstract This study uses social capital theory to explain the power of social capital in mediating relationship between citizens’ behaviour and compliance in local governments. The research builds on past studies that used citizenship, agency and stewardship theories to examine the mediating role of social capital in the association between citizens’ behaviour and compliance in local governments. The findings revealed that social capital partially mediates the association between citizens’ behaviour and compliance. This article urges citizens to come together, leveraging on social capital to garner critical mass to drive compliance. The study findings present both policy and managerial implications.

Keywords: Citizens’ behaviour, Social capital, Compliance, Sub Saharan Africa; local governments (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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