عنوان مقاله [English]
Developing countries devote huge shares of their annual budget to Public Procurement contracts, which are awarded through standard processes to avoid discrimination and obtain the best price/quality. Thus, national contracts are meticulously scrutinized to make sure that the public budget is properly allotted to the best spending. Public sector management, as the main actor of
Public Procurement contracts, is held accountable, for the decisions made in the contracts and to various groups of stakeholders. Actual or perceived corruption is increasing in the third-world countries. Iran is unfortunately low in the published transparency records.
Many stakeholders are involved in public procurement processes with different expectations and demands. Paying attention to their demands and creating accountability in contracts help curb the perceived or actual corruption. Literature is reviewed in public procurement and stakeholder accountability. Corporate social responsibility draws attention of public firms to their stakeholders and becomes increasingly more responsible and accountable, particularly in their contracts. Stakeholders are categorized into salient,
urgent and import. The public, internal workers and managers, suppliers, and even competitors are stakeholders.
``Thematic analysis'' and ``in-depth interview'', as qualitative research methods, are used to extract the main topics and elements of corruption in public procurement. A case study is used to develop a base model and use coding for the main themes. Three main themes of corruption in Iran's Public Procurement system are: weakness in organization communication which impedes
the normal flow of organizational ``Culture'' and ``Knowledge''; dysfunctional imbalance between leadership and managerial features of the public procurement contracts; deterioration of public procurement value chain in rentier economy. Solutions are offered to curb corruption.