Compliance Costs and the Policy Process

  • Peter van Hoesel
Part of the International Studies in Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 20)


In this chapter, the public policy process is viewed as a continuous source of compliance costs. Explanations are sought for the phenomenon that a substantial part of these costs could have been evaded or prevented and for the fact that it is a very arduous task to expel unnecessary (or unwanted) compliance costs afterwards. Main drivers behind unnecessary compliance costs are described per stage in the policy process. The key factor for improving policies and reducing compliance costs is adequate information.


Policy Process Business Owner Policy Goal Business Sector Compliance Cost 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Erasmus University Rotterdam, RotterdamThe Netherlands; PanteiaThe Netherlands

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