Regulatory context and corruption: rethinking the effects of government intervention

Kamel Mellahi, Mehmet Demirbag, Geoffrey Wood

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    Abstract

    We examine relationships between regulatory environment and government intervention in firms' decisions and corruption perception indexes (CPI). We draw from a large sample survey conducted by the World Bank on the impact of regulatory environment on firms' growth. The study also focuses on government interventions through regulations in firms' operational and strategic decisions. The study uses the World Business Environment Survey 1999-2000 database. Our findings indicate that whereas intervention in certain regulatory and decision areas increases the likelihood of deterioration of CPI for liberal market economies and coordinated market economies, in some cases intervention decreases the likelihood of CPI deterioration for transitional economies, particularly those are categorized as highly corrupt countries.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages13-34
    Number of pages22
    JournalInternational Studies of Management and Organization
    Volume42
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    Corruption perception index
    Government intervention
    Corruption
    Deterioration
    Regulatory environment
    Market economy
    Firm growth
    Data base
    Business environment
    Strategic decisions
    Transitional economies
    Sample survey
    World Bank
    Coordinated market economy

    Keywords

    • corruption
    • business expansion
    • capitalism
    • rational choice theory

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    Mellahi, Kamel ; Demirbag, Mehmet ; Wood, Geoffrey. / Regulatory context and corruption : rethinking the effects of government intervention. In: International Studies of Management and Organization . 2012 ; Vol. 42, No. 3. pp. 13-34.
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