Background Note | HBS Case Collection | January 2002 (Revised March 2006)


by Rawi E. Abdelal


Surveys scholarship on democracy and democratization. Describes the relationship between democracy and the environment of business, including capitalist economic institutions, economic growth, economic reform, and international relations.

Keywords: Economic Systems; Situation or Environment; Business and Government Relations; Economic Growth; International Relations; Governing Rules, Regulations, and Reforms;


Abdelal, Rawi E. "Democracy." Harvard Business School Background Note 702-036, January 2002. (Revised March 2006.)