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Does corruption matter for international entrepreneurship?

Chowdhury, F., Audretsch, B. and Belitski, M. (2015) Does corruption matter for international entrepreneurship? International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 11 (4). pp. 959-980. ISSN 1555-1938

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/s11365-015-0372-5


This study asks how key regulations influence nascent international entrepreneurship in countries with varying levels of corruption. Using regulatory capture theory and institutional theory, we hypothesize and test the effects of tax, export regulations, and corruption, on international entrepreneurship. We consider direct effects of these regulations as well as a possible moderating effect of corruption on nascent international entrepreneurship. Our findings indicate that the effect of regulations on international nascent entrepreneurship vary depending on types of regulation. Interestingly, we find that corruption plays a dual role, serving as both grease and sand for nascent international entrepreneurship. Corruption worsens the burden of regulations which have financial costs element. Another interesting finding is that corporate tax is not a significant deterrent factor for IE when corruption is low.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Henley Business School > Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
ID Code:43260

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