Ease of Doing Business and Its Impact on Inward FDI

Hossain, M. T., Hassan, Z., Shafiq, S., & Basit, A. (2018). Ease of Doing Business and Its Impact on Inward FDI. Indonesian Journal of Management and Business Economics, 1(1), 52–65.

14 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2018

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Tareq

Anglia Ruskin University - Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Zubair Hassan

International University of Malaya Wales

Sumaiya

Anglia Ruskin University - Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Abdul Basit

International University of Malaya-Wales

Date Written: June 10, 2018

Abstract

This study investigates the impact of Ease of Doing Business on Inward FDI over the period from 2011 to 2015 across the globe. This study measures ease of doing business using starting a business, getting credit, registering property, paying taxes and enforcing contracts. The research used a sample of 177 countries from 190 countries listed in World Bank. Least square regression model via E-views software used to examine causal relationship. The study found that ease of doing business indicators ‘Enforcing Contracts’ was found to have a positive significant impact on Inward FDI. Nevertheless, ‘Getting Credit’ and ‘Registering Property’ were found to have a negative significant impact on Inward FDI. However, ‘Starting a Business’ and ‘Paying Taxes’ have no significant impact on Inward FDI in the studied time frame of this research. The findings of the study suggested the ease of doing business enables inward FDI through better contract enforcement, getting credit and registering property. The findings of the research will assist international managers and companies to know the importance of ease of doing business when investing in foreign countries through FDI.

Keywords: Ease of Doing Business; Inward FDI

JEL Classification: F02

Suggested Citation

Tareq Hossian, Mohamed and Hassan, Zubair and Shafiq, Sumaiya and Basit, Abdul, Ease of Doing Business and Its Impact on Inward FDI (June 10, 2018). Hossain, M. T., Hassan, Z., Shafiq, S., & Basit, A. (2018). Ease of Doing Business and Its Impact on Inward FDI. Indonesian Journal of Management and Business Economics, 1(1), 52–65., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3219641

Mohamed Tareq Hossian

Anglia Ruskin University - Lord Ashcroft International Business School ( email )

Cambridge
United Kingdom

Zubair Hassan (Contact Author)

International University of Malaya Wales ( email )

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Jalan Tun Islami
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur 50480
Malaysia
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50480 (Fax)

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Sumaiya Shafiq

Anglia Ruskin University - Lord Ashcroft International Business School ( email )

Cambridge
United Kingdom

Abdul Basit

International University of Malaya-Wales ( email )

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Jalan Tun Ismail, KS Kuala Lumpur 50408
Malaysia
011-36848347 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://iumw.edu.my/

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