IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/oup/jleorg/v27yi2p272-300.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Is the World Flat? Country- and Firm-Level Determinants of Law Compliance

Author

Listed:
  • Alberto Chong
  • Mark Gradstein

Abstract

This research revisits the effects of a country's institutional framework on individual firms' behavior, focusing, in particular, on firms' propensity to comply with legal rules. We purport to explain the variation in compliance with legal rules by employing a rich data set on thousands of firms from dozens of countries. We find that most of the variation emanates from countrywide differences in institutional quality, although various firm characteristics play a role as well. We also find indications that differences across countries diminish with the level of development. The Author 2009. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Yale University. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oxfordjournals.org, Oxford University Press.

Suggested Citation

  • Alberto Chong & Mark Gradstein, 2011. "Is the World Flat? Country- and Firm-Level Determinants of Law Compliance," Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Oxford University Press, vol. 27(2), pages 272-300.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:jleorg:v:27:y::i:2:p:272-300
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10.1093/jleo/ewp010
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Fainshmidt, Stav & White, George O. & Cangioni, Carole, 2014. "Legal Distance, Cognitive Distance, and Conflict Resolution in International Business Intellectual Property Disputes," Journal of International Management, Elsevier, vol. 20(2), pages 188-200.

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:oup:jleorg:v:27:y::i:2:p:272-300. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Oxford University Press) or (Christopher F. Baum). General contact details of provider: https://academic.oup.com/jleo .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.