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2006

Utilizing a multi-method research design, we developed an 11-item measure composed of travel inconveniences that have a significant negative effect on the relationship between foreign investment potenital and realized investment. This ranking provides a visualization of the "Hassle Factor" and the stndanrdized indicator strengths per country in form of interactive cobweb graphics for 131 locations. We also provide the country scores as a downloadable MS-Excel file in the resources section. Click a country to start.

Hassle Factor Rankings

Country

2006

Rank

Score

Trend

Denmark

1

0.805

N/A

Canada

2

0.844

N/A

Belgium

3

0.864

N/A

Austria

4

0.868

N/A

UK

5

0.869

N/A

Germany

6

0.879

N/A

Netherlands

7

0.916

N/A

Australia

8

0.981

N/A

Luxembourg

9

0.982

N/A

Norway

10

0.982

N/A

Hong Kong

11

0.991

N/A

USA

12

1.029

N/A

Sweden

13

1.071

N/A

New Zealand

14

1.08

N/A

Switzerland

15

1.101

N/A

Finland

16

1.122

N/A

Iceland

17

1.127

N/A

Singapore

18

1.137

N/A

France

19

1.165

N/A

Bermuda

20

1.232

N/A

Taiwan

21

1.257

N/A

Macao

22

1.286

N/A

Cyprus

23

1.341

N/A

South Korea

24

1.347

N/A

Czech Republic

25

1.351

N/A

Hungary

26

1.44

N/A

Greece

27

1.507

N/A

Italy

28

1.536

N/A

Chile

29

1.539

N/A

Bahamas

30

1.552

N/A

Maldives

31

1.591

N/A

Malaysia

32

1.606

N/A

Spain

33

1.644

N/A

Brunei

34

1.656

N/A

Estonia

35

1.71

N/A

Slovenia

36

1.763

N/A

Croatia

37

1.769

N/A

Argentina

38

1.791

N/A

Ireland

39

1.815

N/A

Malta

40

1.908

N/A

Barbados

41

1.971

N/A

Palau Islands

42

1.971

N/A

China

43

1.988

N/A

Mauritius

44

2.019

N/A

Israel

45

2.029

N/A

Poland

46

2.078

N/A

Portugal

47

2.139

N/A

Bahrain

48

2.162

N/A

New Caledonia

49

2.205

N/A

Thailand

50

2.318

N/A

Turkey

51

2.339

N/A

Panama

52

2.351

N/A

Madagascar

53

2.353

N/A

Trinidad & Tobago

54

2.369

N/A

Philippines

55

2.381

N/A

Fiji

56

2.441

N/A

Costa Rica

57

2.457

N/A

Uruguay

58

2.465

N/A

Bulgaria

59

2.501

N/A

Saudi Arabia

60

2.506

N/A

Vanuatu

61

2.521

N/A

Dominican Republic

62

2.56

N/A

Slovakia

63

2.563

N/A

South Africa

64

2.563

N/A

Guyana

65

2.62

N/A

Qatar

66

2.643

N/A

Guatemala

67

2.679

N/A

Oman

68

2.698

N/A

Jamaica

69

2.708

N/A

Samoa

70

2.71

N/A

Lebanon

71

2.783

N/A

Venezuela

72

2.801

N/A

Solomon Islands

73

2.809

N/A

Syria

74

2.821

N/A

Kuwait

75

2.827

N/A

Latvia

76

2.845

N/A

Morocco

77

2.885

N/A

Brazil

78

2.888

N/A

Vietnam

79

2.927

N/A

Jordan

80

2.927

N/A

Egypt

81

2.943

N/A

Indonesia

82

2.953

N/A

Peru

83

2.985

N/A

Honduras

84

2.99

N/A

India

85

3.021

N/A

Swaziland

86

3.026

N/A

Uganda

87

3.124

N/A

Mexico

88

3.176

N/A

Ecuador

89

3.179

N/A

Russia

90

3.219

N/A

UAE

91

3.257

N/A

Tanzania

92

3.265

N/A

Ghana

93

3.269

N/A

Paraguay

94

3.284

N/A

Tunisia

95

3.289

N/A

Colombia

96

3.302

N/A

Suriname

97

3.333

N/A

Sri Lanka

98

3.355

N/A

Romania

99

3.402

N/A

El Salvador

100

3.409

N/A

Cambodia

101

3.413

N/A

Pakistan

102

3.443

N/A

Zimbabwe

103

3.478

N/A

Bolivia

104

3.499

N/A

Cameroon

105

3.525

N/A

Tonga

106

3.546

N/A

Iran

107

3.554

N/A

Kenya

108

3.567

N/A

Mongolia

109

3.628

N/A

Mozambique

110

3.672

N/A

Algeria

111

3.693

N/A

Senegal

112

3.77

N/A

Uzbekistan

113

3.777

N/A

Bangladesh

114

3.855

N/A

Ivory Coast

115

3.87

N/A

Kazakhstan

116

3.931

N/A

Ukraine

117

3.945

N/A

Ethiopia

118

3.946

N/A

Myanmar

119

3.967

N/A

Nepal

120

3.994

N/A

Zambia

121

4.019

N/A

Liberia

122

4.064

N/A

D.R. Congo

123

4.114

N/A

Mali

124

4.122

N/A

New Guinea

125

4.158

N/A

Laos

126

4.174

N/A

Nigeria

127

4.189

N/A

Burkina Faso

128

4.427

N/A

Nicaragua

129

4.44

N/A

Angola

130

4.687

N/A

Sudan

131

4.795

N/A

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