Country patterns and effects on the ease of doing business and competitiveness: a global study
by Jorge Mongay Hurtado
International Journal of Competitiveness (IJC), Vol. 1, No. 3, 2018

Abstract: The research collects data from 166 nations and analyses the relationship between the ease of doing business during years 2010-2015 and 13 country factors using an analysis of variance and an estimated size effect with a cloud of data in the analysis of N = 2,324. The results are quite relevant discarding associations in nine factors in total while the independent variables or factors 'income', 'geographical region', 'economic freedom' and 'corruption' show significance at < 0.05 level. The findings explained by the size effect square results, state that up to a 53% of the variations of the ease of doing business levels can be explained by the 'income' and up to a 46% can be explained by the variable 'geographical region', recommending to managers to incorporate these two issues in their analysis when evaluating country attractiveness or ease of doing business.

Online publication date: Mon, 30-Apr-2018

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