International Studies in Entrepreneurship

Business Regulation and Public Policy

The Costs and Benefits of Compliance

Editors: Nijsen, A., Hudson, J., Müller, C., van Paridon, K., Thurik, R. (Eds.)

  • Presents state-of-the-art insights and best practices regarding compliance costs of enterprises and their implications for management, law, and policy
  • Features case studies and illustrative examples from around the world, including the EU, US, Asia and the Middle East
  • Authors are leading academics, practitioners, and policymakers who integrate research and practical application
  • Analyzes available regulatory assessment instruments with an emphasis on their impact in developing countries
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For years, businesses have complained about the costs of regulatory compliance, arguing for freedom and flexibility through deregulation. On the other hand, society is becoming increasingly aware of the environmental, safety, health, financial, and other risks of business activity. Government oversight seems to be one of the answers to safeguard against these risks. But how can we deregulate and regulate at the same time, without jeopardizing our public goals or acting as a brake on economic growth?  Entrepreneurs are particularly vulnerable: the costs of regulatory compliance may be prohibitive to business development, while the costs of non-compliance may land them in jail.  Today, many instruments are available to assess the effects of laws regulating business. For example, the regulatory impact assessment (RIA), applied primarily in new or planned regulation, contains cost/benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, risk analysis, and cost assessments.  The major limitation of the RIA is that it is conducted from the perspective of the government.  The underlying theme of this book is that public goals will be achieved more effectively if compliance costs of the addressees—the enterprises—are as low as possible.  Highlighting examples from a wide spectrum of industries and countries, the authors propose a new kind of RIA, the business impact assessment (BIA), designed to improve both business and public policy decision making.  The result is a timely and incisive volume that will appeal to entrepreneurs and business leaders; regulators, lobbyists, and corporate lawyers; and researchers of entrepreneurship and business-government relations.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Historical Review: 1750–2000

    Nijsen, André

    Pages 1-10

  • We Need to Dig a New Suez Canal: How Can ICT Help Changing Compliance Costs in the Next 20 Years?

    Zuurmond, Arre (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • SCM to Measure Compliance Costs

    Nijsen, André

    Pages 1-22

  • Customized Regulations: How the Dutch Experienced the Reduction of the Burdens Imposed by Regulations

    Stevens, Leo G. M.

    Pages 1-14

  • Tailoring Regulation to the Regulated: The U.S. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Dennis, William J.

    Pages 1-13

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Business Regulation and Public Policy
Book Subtitle
The Costs and Benefits of Compliance
Editors
  • André Nijsen
  • John Hudson
  • Christoph Müller
  • Kees van Paridon
  • R. Thurik
Series Title
International Studies in Entrepreneurship
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77678-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-77678-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-77677-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2664-7
Series ISSN
1572-1922
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 360
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 b/w illustrations
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