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


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Foreword .................................................................................  xi

Acknowledgments ........................................................................... xiii

About the Authors ......................................................................... xv

Introduction and Smma  ..................................................................... 1
  Background: Listentig to Firms Is Important......................................     1
  Main Findings on Overall Constraints to Enterprise ..........................     2
  Size Matters in Complex Ways ............................................................... 3
  Specific Business and Investment Climate Constraints ......................           4
  Business Environment, Investment Climate, Governance, and Enterprise Performance..................
  Implications   ......................................................................... 8

1. Background, Approach, and Sampling ..............................................    11
  Background     ..................................................................    11
  Survey Approach ...........................................            13
  Actual Characteristics of the Sample..................................................  15
  Annex: Emerging Lessons on the Design and Use of Surveys..........22

2. Business Environment Constrant .....................................................  27
  Leading Constraints on Business Operation and Growth .................              27
  Major Constraints in Detail ...................................................................   35

3. Quality of Public Services.....................................................................  61
  Government Efficiency.............................................62
  Quality of Specific Public Services ...............................................   62

4. Business and Governance Constraints and Enterprise
  Peformance .................................................................................71
  The Relationship between Business and Governance Constraints
  and Enterprise Growth.........................................................................  71




  Behavioral Response of the Firm to Official Constraints:
    Determinants of Unofficialdom-An Econometric Application .... 75
  Severity of Constraints and Firm Characteristics: Size Matters
    in  Complex Ways  ................................................................................  83
  Annex: Survey Questions for Variables Involved in Chapter 4........ 88

5. Conclusions and implications............................................................  89

Annexes.......       ...............................           93
  Annex 1. WBE    Core Survey: Private Enterprise Questionnaire......   93
  Annex 2. WBES World Tables: Country Responses to Key
    WBES  Questions................ ...................................................................  109

Notes    ......     ........................................................................ 149

Bibliography and References .................................................................. 151





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Investments, Foreign, Globalization, International business enterprises