Trust in Portuguese public authorities

Arménio Rego, Cláudia S. Sarrico, José Manuel Moreira

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This article explores perceptions of trust in Portugal, focusing on how corporate executives assess the ethical behavior and competence of public officials. The reasons why executives do not trust government officials are analyzed, followed by an examination of the consequences of their attitude for tax compliance, economic development, and corporate social responsibility and by an exploration of possible courses of action by stakeholders to increase trust. Stakeholders are urged to embrace change and avoid a culture of mutual distrust and blame. The main "diseases" and "remedies" are discussed, and promising avenues for further research are identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-92
Number of pages16
JournalPublic Integrity
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes


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