Are Corruption and Ease of Doing Business Correlated? An Analysis of 172 Nations

  • Jorge Mongay
  • Diana A. Filipescu
Part of the The Academy of International Business book series


Corruption and its implications in international business trading and investments represent an increasing interest for academicians. It is extremely important to understand how corruption affects economic growth directly, by shifting the allocation of public funds, and, indirectly, by changing the incentives, prices, and opportunities faced by entrepreneurs (Jain, 2002). Corruption refers to behaviour that violates the trust placed in public officials and serves to destabilize the basis on which generalized interpersonal trust relies and increases the risks faced by the entrepreneur (Anokhin and Schulze, 2009).


Business Ethic Foreign Direct Investment International Business Black Market Corruption Perception Index 
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