Perceived impact of public sector leadership on road infrastructure service delivery

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.21511/imfi.13(3-2).2016.12
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    Volume 13 2016, Issue #3 (cont. 2), pp. 394-402
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It is well documented that road infrastructure is an important catalyst of the South African economy because of the interchange of people, goods and services which are dependent upon transport. The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceived impact of public sector leadership on road infrastructure service delivery. A qualitative methodology approach was employed using a purposive sampling technique. Twenty in-depth face-to-face interviews were conducted with respondents from both the public and private sectors. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis and the findings of this research indicate that public sector leadership is ineffective in driving road infrastructure development. The results also suggest that the lack of accountability and corruption hinders the delivery of infrastructure.

Keywords: accountability, corruption, engineering, government, South Africa.
JEL Classification: L3, L92, H11

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