Corruption as an Obstacle for Doing Business in the Western Balkans

This issue of EIZ Working Papers deals with the topic of corruption. In the paper “Corruption as an Obstacle for Doing Business in the Western Balkans: A Business Sector Perspective“, Jelena Budak and Edo Rajh investigate business people’s perceptions of corruption as an obstacle for doing business and their attitudes towards corruption. The paper is based on a survey conducted on the sample of over 1800 business owners and managers in the Western Balkans region. Using the original survey data collected in 2010 for seven countries – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia – the authors explore business people’s views on the ways in which the business sector is dealing with corruption as well as on the perceived role of private and government agents in curbing corruption. The findings provide useful policy recommendations for countries in the Western Balkans region to design a more entrepreneurship-friendly environment.



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  • Western Balkans
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Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on January 6, 2012
Modified on January 6, 2012