Is globalization what it's cracked up to be? Economic freedom, corruption, and human development

Akhter, Syed H.
August 2004
Journal of World Business;Aug2004, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p283
Academic Journal
This paper examines the effect of economic globalization on human development and argues that the relation between economic globalization and human development is mediated by economic freedom and corruption. Findings suggest that economic globalization affects economic freedom positively and corruption negatively. In turn, economic freedom has a positive effect and corruption has a negative effect on human development. All relations are in the hypothesized directions and significant. Research, business, and public policy implications as well as directions for future research are presented.


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