TITLE

Culture, Freedom and Economic Growth: Do Cultural Values Explain Economic Growth?

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, James P.; Lenartowicz, Tomasz
PUB. DATE
December 1998
SOURCE
Journal of World Business;Winter98, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p332
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Economic freedom, the ability of a society to conduct business in an unfettered manner without government intrusion, is a key determinant of economic success, but national culture, too, is thought to play a significant role in shaping a nation's business environment. This article combines data from a benchmark report, the Index of Economic Freedom, with two competing measures of national culture to posit a significant relationship between measures of culture, economic freedom, and economic growth. We discuss the implications of this relationship for business and for further academic research.
ACCESSION #
1826261

 

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