Predictors of happiness and implications for business: evidence from Latin America Online publication date: Tue, 04-Jan-2022
by Christopher J. Robertson; Merlin Patricia Grueso Hinestroza; Jerry Haar
International Journal of Comparative Management (IJCM), Vol. 4, No. 1, 2021
Abstract: From an international business perspective, 'happier' nations may be more pleasant places to do business. In this study, we explore the antecedents to country-level happiness. In this study, we explore the antecedents to country-level happiness. These include income and education, healthcare, institutions and cultural variables. We do so with a focus on one region of the world, Latin America, to ascertain whether or not happiness predictors differ from the rest of the world. Our tentative conclusions - such as our finding that government effectiveness as a predictor of happiness varies between Latin America and the rest of the world - have clear implications for both managers and policymakers.
Online publication date: Tue, 04-Jan-2022
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