Regulatory red tape and private firm performance: Firm-level evidence from the Netherlands

Gjalt de Jong, Arjen van Witteloostuijn

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Abstract

Regulation may obstruct dynamic adaptation, innovative power, and entrepreneurial activity. On the other hand, regulation could be interpreted as a phenomenon which society just has to learn to live with, and which otherwise does no real economic harm. This article explores both of these hypotheses. We study the impact of three dimensions of regulatory red tape on the performance of private companies: regulation cost, regulation change, and regulation inconsistency. We analyse unique survey data from 530 Dutch private companies. The results show that regulation cost, inconsistency, and change limit sales turnover growth, and that regulation change hampers market competition performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-51
JournalPublic Administration
Volume93
Issue number1
Early online date16 Jun 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

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