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Compliance to acts, rules and regulations: Evidence from sub-saharan africa

Musa Mbago (usiness School, Makerere University, Uganda.)
Joseph M. Ntayi (social performance management, microfinance governance, project scope management, project risk management, Institutional framing and schemas, social insurance and social inclusion, pension management, wealth management, SACCOs)
Moses Muhwezi (project management and public administration)

Journal of Public Procurement

ISSN: 1535-0118

Article publication date: 1 March 2016



The purpose of the study is to develop and test an integrated compliance model using constructs derived from the legitimacy, deterrence, institutional and stewardship theories. A Cross-sectional survey design was used to collect data from a sample of 97 out of the population of 129 Procuring and Disposing Entities which are regulated by the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority Act (PPDA). Measurement items were derived from a critical review of literature and found to be both valid and reliable with Cronbach Alpha coefficient of 0.7. The findings reveal that legitimacy and stewardship behavior are significant predictors of compliance to the PPDA Act, Rules and Regulations. We therefore recommend that Procuring and Disposing Entities should continue legitimizing the procurement law through involvement of all stakeholders and promote stewardship behaviors among public employees.


Mbago, M., Ntayi, J.M. and Muhwezi, M. (2016), "Compliance to acts, rules and regulations: Evidence from sub-saharan africa", Journal of Public Procurement, Vol. 16 No. 3, pp. 374-405.



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