Figures on the investment climate in the Netherlands 2007

08/10/2007 09:30

Figures on the investment climate in the Netherlands 2007

This publication is an English-language, abridged version of the Dutch-language publication ‘Het Nederlandse ondernemingsklimaat in cijfers 2007’ that aims at presenting an adequate account of the investment climate in the Netherlands. Emphasis is placed on those factors which according to economic theory contribute to economic growth and a healthy investment climate and that can be influenced by governments. A sound investment climate is extremely important at a time when it is becoming constantly easier for entrepreneurs to operate in the international dimension and when established economies – such as the Netherlands – are being faced with more direct competition from emerging new economies when attracting new investors. The study sets out the economic performance and the related investment climates of twenty nations on the basis of some hundred indicators, focusing mainly on the situation in the Netherlands. The analysis is based on the most recent and reliable internationally-comparable figures.
It can be concluded that the Netherlands ranks as “average” to “good” on many aspects of the investment climate. This applies especially with respect to the preconditions for economic growth, such as the macroeconomic conditions and functioning of the apparatus of government. Innovation and entrepreneurship – both of which are crucial for the development of productivity and ultimately economic growth – are apparently the main bottlenecks for the Netherlands.

Key figure: I-75
ISBN: 978-90-357-1836-4
ISSN: 1873-300X
Price: € 15.00
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