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CMI Working Paper | 2005

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Angolan Oil Industry

What are the responsibility of oil companies in resource rich countries? Do they take these responsibilities? Based on a utilitarian perspective and theories of the resource curse, we discuss the oil companies'...
Arne Wiig (2005)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2005: 8) 29 p.
CMI Report | 2005

Corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina - 2005

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, we find that corruption exists in all its facets - bribery, nepotism, embezzlement, diversion of public funds, tax fraud, illegal rent seeking, kick-back schemes etc. The...
Harald Mathisen and Vera Devine (2005)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2005: 8)
CMI Working Paper | 2005

Corruption in Tax Administration: Lessons from Institutional Reforms in Uganda

Over the past two decades many developing countries have implemented comprehensive reforms of their tax administrations in order to increase revenue and curb corruption. This paper examines recent experiences in...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2005)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2005: 10) 22 p.
CMI Report | 2005

Local Governance, Urban Poverty and Service Delivery in Namibia

The urbanisation of poverty is one of the most dramatic developments on the African continent, yielding contrasting images of affluent residential and business districts and utter misery in sprawling shantytowns...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Gisela Geisler et al. (2005)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2005: 12) 111 p.
CMI Report | 2005

Norwegian Support to Bunda College of Agriculture - Phase II

This report is an evaluation of NORAD's support to Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi to the tune of NOK 35 million for the period 2001-2004. Results were assessed...
Ramji Nyirenda and Arne Tostensen (2005)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2005: 13) 54 p.
Journal Article | 2005

Crescent and Sword: The Hamas Enigma

This article analyses the popular support for Hamas, the most important of the Palestinian Islamist movements today and charts the movement's historical ascendancy from a fringe Gaza-based group to a...
Are John Knudsen (2005)
in Third World Quarterly vol. 26 no. 8 pp. 1373-1388
Book Chapter | 2005

Entitlement, Affordability or a Matter of Trust? Reflections on the Non-payment of Service Charges in Local Authorities

In this chapter Fjeldstad reflects on the non-payment of service charges in local authorities in South Africa. The main question he explores is how trust affects citizens' compliance behaviour. A...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2005)
in Steinar Askvik and Nelleke Bak, eds.: Trust in Public Institutions in South Africa. Aldershot/Burlington: Ashgate pp. 85-100
Report in External Series | 2004

Rural taxation in Uganda: Implications for growth, income distribution, local government revenue and poverty reduction

The purpose of the research underlying this report is to contribute towards the process of policy change in Uganda with respect to local government taxation. The study uncovers serious flaws...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Godfrey Bahiigwa, Frank Ellis and Vegard Iversen (2004)
Kampala: Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC Research Series no. 35) 37 p. (Commissioned study for DFID)
CMI Working Paper | 2004

Crescent and sword: The Hamas enigma

This paper analyses the popular support to Hamas, the most important of the Palestinian Islamist movements today. The paper charts the movement's historical ascendancy from a fringe Gaza-based group to...
Are Knudsen (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2004: 14) 15 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2004

Networks, distance and trust: Telecommunications and changing trading practices in Ghana

Ghana liberalized its telecom sector in 1995. This study looks at the impact of the phenomenal growth in access to telephones on the business practices of traders in cloth, fish...
Ragnhild Overå (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2004: 15)
CMI Report | 2004

How does social development affect FDI and domestic investment?

Creating a favourable investment climate is crucial for economic development. In this study, we explore the impact of social development variables on FDI and private domestic investment, using panel data...
Ivar Kolstad and Espen Villanger (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2004: 2) 32 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2004

Determinants of foreign direct investment in services

This study uses industry level foreign direct investment (FDI) data from 57 countries 1989-2000, to examine the host country determinants of FDI flows in services as a whole, and in...
Ivar Kolstad and Espen Villanger (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2004: 2) 25 p.
Journal Article | 2004

What's trust got to do with it? Non-payment of service charges in local authorities in South Africa

A major financial problem in many municipalities in South Africa is the inadequate collection of service charges due to widespread non-payment. The prevailing view is that non-compliance is caused by...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2004)
in The Journal of Modern African Studies vol. 42 no. 4 pp. 539-562
CMI Report | 2004

Selskapers sosiale ansvarlighet. En teoretisk analyse og empirisk undersøkelse av bedrifter i Malaysia

Myndigheter, internasjonale organisasjoner og frivillige organisasjoner ser på selskapers sosiale ansvarlighet (SSA) som et effektivt virkemiddel til å nå samfunnsmessige mål, som for eksempel vern av naturmiljø, fattigdomsbekjempelse og bedring...
Arild Spissøy (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2004: 7) 66 p. (In Norwegian only)
CMI Report | 2004

Palestinian State-formation: Prospects and Challenges. Report from a Symposium at Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway 24-25 May 2004

The CMI - Muwatin symposium, held in Bergen on 24-25 May 2004, addressed both internal and external challenges to Palestinian state-formation. Internal challenges that were addressed were the problem of...
Bård Kårtveit (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2004: 9) 14 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2004

Risk and disintermediation in tourism

Tourism is an information-intensive market, characterised by asymmetric information between service providers and the customer. Intermediaries have traditionally played an important role as certifiers of products, and the revenue retention...
Arne Wiig (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2004: 6) 19 p.
CMI Report | 2004

Corruption in international business transactions: The perspective of Norwegian firms

This report presents a study of corruption in international markets by exploring the perspectives of Norwegian firms, their challenges, their experiences and their preferred strategies. The study consists of three...
Tina Søreide (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2004: 10) 54 p.
Master's Thesis | 2003

The Influences and Effects of Financial Development on Economic Growth

This study examines the empirical relationship between financial development and economic growth. The employed data set includes a representative selection of 60 countries over the years from 1965-1997. To test...
Susanne Andersen (2003)
Master thesis defended at Institute of Economics, University of Bergen. Bergen: University of Bergen
Journal Article | 2003

Fiscal decentralisation in Tanzania. For better or for worse?

Tanzania is currently implementing local government reform aimed at improving public service delivery. An important component of the reform is increasing the fiscal autonomy of local authorities. This policy is...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2003)
in Journal of Public Administration vol. 38 no. 2 June pp. 133-149
CMI Working Paper | 2003

What has trust got to do with it? Non-payment of service charges in local authorities in South Africa

A major financial problem in many municipalities in South Africa is the inadequate collection of service charges due to widespread non-payment. The prevailing view is that non-compliance is caused by...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2003)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2003:12) 26 p.