publication . Preprint . 2009

The impact of the business environment on the business creation process

Klapper, Leora; Delgado, Juan Manuel Quesada;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 May 2009
Abstract
New data from the 2008 World Bank Group Entrepreneurship Survey indicates a very strong and statistically significant relationship between entrepreneurship and a better business environment. Data for 100 countries on the number of total and newly registered corporations over an eight-year period (2000-2007) were collected directly from registrars of companies around the world. Data were also collected on the functioning and structure of business registries. Empirical evidence suggests that greater ease in starting a business and better governance are associated with increased entrepreneurial activity. After controlling for economic development (gross domestic pr...
Subjects
free text keywords: E-Business,Competitiveness and Competition Policy,Business in Development,Business Environment,Governance Indicators
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