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Opportunism and Opportunity Cost as Antecedents of Participatory Behavior

Lee, Junesoo / Choi, Heung Suk / Han, Seungjoo

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Abstract

Despite its positive impacts, public participation often begets a representativeness problem due to participants’ opportunism and opportunity cost. Using the survey on 2,000 citizens in South Korea, the research results show that: (1) citizens’ opportunism in terms of self-interest or free-riding may significantly influence their participatory behaviors and (2) citizens’ opportunity costs may act as a mediating factor, i.e., a higher opportunity cost lessens the impact of opportunism on participation. The findings imply that a desirably represented citizen participation can be supported by considering and mobilizing (not manipulating) citizens’ sense of opportunism and opportunity cost.

Issue Date
2020-12
Publisher
KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Keywords
Public Participation; Opportunism; Opportunity Cost
Pages
15
URI
https://archives.kdischool.ac.kr/handle/11125/41618
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