Investment climate around the world : voices of the firms from the World Business Environment Survey / Geeta Batra, Daniel Kaufmann, and Andrew H.W. Stone.

Author
Batra, Geeta [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2003], ©2003.
Description
xvi, 154 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in).

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Summary note
"The analysis of firm-level data collected through parallel international enterprise surveys can reveal important linkages between governance constraints and business growth and investment. The World Business Environment Survey (WBES), an initiative led by the World Bank Group in 1999 and 2000, collected enterprise data from more than 10,000 firms in 80 countries and one territory. Econometric analysis of responses to that survey points to a strong association between corruption, financing, regulatory and tax constraints, policy uncertainty, and protection of intellectual property rights with firm-level performance, as measured by sales and investment growth and participation in the formal economy."--BOOK JACKET.
Notes
CD-ROM provides the complete WBES core database, an interactive tool that users to configure and analyze graphs, and links to Web-based analytical tools.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-154).
Contents
1. Background, Approach, and Sampling -- 2. Business Environment Constraints -- 3. Quality of Public Services -- 4. Business and Governance Constraints and Enterprise Performance -- 5. Conclusions and Implications.
ISBN
082135390X
LCCN
2003053472
OCLC
52334863
RCP
C - S