Healing Wounds: Institutional Strength, Peacebuilding, and Productive Entrepreneurship Exploratory analysis on 23 departments of Colombia

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Abstract

This study presents an exploratory analysis on the correlation among institutional strength, peacefulness, and entrepreneurship on a sample of 23 departments in Colombia using data of 2014. To achieve this purpose, three indexes were proposed and constructed based on seminal-conceptual definitions or international assessment standards, namely: 1) Institutional Strength Index, 2) Building Peace Index (based on Negative Peace Index and Positive Peace Index), and 3) Productive Entrepreneurship Index. The results do not show a significant correlation among all three indexes. On the one hand, there is a significant correlation (p<0.05) between the Institutional Strength Index and the Productive Entrepreneurship Index. On the other hand, there are non-significant negative correlations between Positive Peace Index and Institutional Strength Index, Productive Entrepreneurship Index and Positive Peace Index, and Productive Entrepreneurship Index and Building Peace Index. In a second look, department’s population was the measure with the higher number of significant correlations (p<0.01) among variables related to productive entrepreneurship, employment, Gross Domestic Product, industrial sophistication, innovation (patents), and crime. Finally, conclusions and future research are discussed.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUniversidad del Rosario
Number of pages53
StatePublished - Aug 12 2016

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