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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 potential and realized investment. This ranking provides a visualization of the "Hassle Factor" and the standardized indicator strengths per country in the 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 (2006)

Country

Rank

Score

Denmark

1

0.805

Canada

2

0.844

Belgium

3

0.864

Austria

4

0.868

UK

5

0.869

Germany

6

0.879

Netherlands

7

0.916

Australia

8

0.981

Luxembourg

9

0.982

Norway

10

0.982

Hong Kong

11

0.991

USA

12

1.029

Sweden

13

1.071

New Zealand

14

1.08

Switzerland

15

1.101

Finland

16

1.122

Iceland

17

1.127

Ireland

18

1.127

Singapore

19

1.137

France

20

1.165

Bermuda

21

1.232

Taiwan

22

1.257

Macao

23

1.286

Cyprus

24

1.341

South Korea

25

1.347

Czech Republic

26

1.351

Hungary

27

1.44

Greece

28

1.507

Italy

29

1.536

Chile

30

1.539

Bahamas

31

1.552

Maldives

32

1.591

Malaysia

33

1.606

Spain

34

1.644

Brunei

35

1.656

Estonia

36

1.71

Slovenia

37

1.763

Croatia

38

1.769

Argentina

39

1.791

Malta

40

1.908

Barbados

41

1.971

Palau Islands

42

1.971

China

43

1.988

Mauritius

44

2.019

Israel

45

2.029

Poland

46

2.078

Portugal

47

2.139

Bahrain

48

2.162

Bangladesh

49

2.162

New Caledonia

50

2.205

Thailand

51

2.318

Turkey

52

2.339

Panama

53

2.351

Madagascar

54

2.353

Trinidad & Tobago

55

2.369

Philippines

56

2.381

Fiji

57

2.441

Costa Rica

58

2.457

Uruguay

59

2.465

Bulgaria

60

2.501

Saudi Arabia

61

2.506

Vanuatu

62

2.521

Dominican Republic

63

2.56

Slovakia

64

2.563

South Africa

65

2.563

Guyana

66

2.62

Qatar

67

2.643

Guatemala

68

2.679

Oman

69

2.698

Jamaica

70

2.708

Russia

71

2.71

Samoa

72

2.71

Lebanon

73

2.783

Venezuela

74

2.801

Solomon Islands

75

2.809

Syria

76

2.821

Kuwait

77

2.827

Latvia

78

2.845

Morocco

79

2.885

Brazil

80

2.888

Jordan

81

2.927

Vietnam

82

2.927

Egypt

83

2.943

Indonesia

84

2.953

Peru

85

2.985

Honduras

86

2.99

India

87

3.021

Swaziland

88

3.026

Uganda

89

3.124

Mexico

90

3.176

Ecuador

91

3.179

UAE

92

3.257

Tanzania

93

3.265

Ghana

94

3.269

Paraguay

95

3.284

Tunisia

96

3.289

Colombia

97

3.302

Suriname

98

3.333

Sri Lanka

99

3.355

Romania

100

3.402

El Salvador

101

3.409

Cambodia

102

3.413

Pakistan

103

3.443

Zimbabwe

104

3.478

Bolivia

105

3.499

Cameroon

106

3.525

Tonga

107

3.546

Iran

108

3.554

Kenya

109

3.567

Mongolia

110

3.628

Mozambique

111

3.672

Algeria

112

3.693

Senegal

113

3.77

Uzbekistan

114

3.777

Ivory Coast

115

3.87

Kazakhstan

116

3.931

Ukraine

117

3.945

Ethiopia

118

3.946

Myanmar

119

3.967

Nepal

120

3.994

Zambia

121

4.019

Liberia

122

4.064

D.R. Congo

123

4.114

Mali

124

4.122

New Guinea

125

4.158

Laos

126

4.174

Nigeria

127

4.189

Burkina Faso

128

4.427

Nicaragua

129

4.44

Angola

130

4.687

Sudan

131

4.795