Analysis of fraud risk in public construction projects in China

Xiaomei Deng, Yuhong Wang, Qianqian Zhang, Judy Xiye Huang, Jingjing Cui

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This paper focuses on the root causes of construction fraud in China through detailed analysis of information collected from seven public construction projects. The three dimensions of 'fraud triangle' (pressure, rationalization, and opportunity) were used to identify factors that influence attitudes and behavior in fraudulent situations. Five measures are recommended to combat fraud on public projects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-58
Number of pages8
JournalPublic Money and Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • China
  • corruption
  • fraud
  • managing construction fraud

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration


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