Transparency, entrepreneurship and competitiveness

Άρης Ίκκος


It is argued, with reference to the practices of the Greek society, that Corruption and Lack
of Transparency block development and in this way impact negatively on the competitiveness and
wealth creation of societies practicing them. This is because corruption and lack of transparency
can not coexist with true Entrepreneurship, the latter to be understood in terms of Schumpeter's
Entrepreneurs as society's pioneering force "Creatively Destroying" society's resources and
established modes. Entrepreneurship, which is therefore a risk taking activity par excellence, will
only flourish in a transparent, corruption-free environment based on fair play. Social trust and a
focus on results rather than bureaucratic processes is the basis of this environment.


Corruption; Administrative transparency

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η δικτυακή πύλη της ευρωπαϊκής ένωσης ψηφιακή ελλάδα ΕΣΠΑ 2007-2013