John D. Sullivan

Executive Director.  Bio.

CIPE’s Approach to Building Environments for Entrepreneurial Success

John D. Sullivan, Entrepreneurs drive change. They provide the ideas, initiative, and leadership to invigorate development and transform society. They are therefore pivotal partners of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) in the pursuit of its mission: to strengthen democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. Read more…

The Role of Corporate Governance in Fighting Corruption Issue Paper

John D. Sullivan, Andrew Wilson, Anna Nadgrodkiewicz, Corruption is a corrosive drain on public trust and on the legitimacy of public and private sector institutions. Its toll can be devastating to a national economy, particularly at a time when open global markets can rapidly reverse investment and capital flows if confidence and trust are compromised by revelations of systemic corruption. Read more…

Looking Toward the Future: The Business Case for Corporate Governance

John D. Sullivan, Anna Nadgrodkiewicz, Historically, in the developed economies, key drivers for the adoption of good corporate governance have been the following: the search for investment capital, the desire to list on major global stock exchanges, the need to gain access to technology, and the desire to build solid supply chains. In today’s global economy, corporate governance is becoming increasingly recognized as a key factor affecting businesses’ success in emerging markets as well. Read more…

The Business of Democracies that Deliver: Reflections on CIPE’s 25th Anniversary

John D. Sullivan, This year, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) celebrates the 25th anniversary of its founding. CIPE was created in 1983 and is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Read more…

The Role of the Private Sector in International Development

John D. Sullivan, The Center for International Private Enterprise’s (CIPE) unique approach to effecting institutional change involves partnering with members of the business community in developing countries to help them become advocates for democratic and market-oriented reform. CIPE Executive Director John D. Sullivan, Ph.D testified before the Canadian Parliament on February 13, 2012 at the invitation of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of the House of Commons. Read more…

Building Bridges: Why and how key linkages between economics, democracy, and governance affect economic growth

John D. Sullivan, The debate on the best strategies to generate economic growth remains as relevant as ever, especially when it comes to the nature of political systems worldwide. Read more…

The Business of Democracies that Deliver: Reflections on CIPE’s 25th Anniversary

John D. Sullivan, This year, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) celebrates the 25th anniversary of its founding. CIPE was created in 1983 and is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect on the history of our organization, the successes and challenges over the years, and – most importantly – what lies ahead and why CIPE’s work is more important today than ever before. Read more…

The Moral Compass of Companies: Business Ethics and Corporate Governance as Anti-Corruption Tools

John D. Sullivan, Ethics, anti-corruption, and corporate governance practices figure today as mainstream considerations in business decisions about competitive advantage and financial performance. Ten years ago the story was altogether different. At best, these topics were acknowledged as marginal non-financial issues, and at worst, they were rejected or denounced as irrelevant to the core objective of profit maximization. Read more…

Business Associations, Business Climate, and Economic Growth: Evidence from Transition Economies

Aleksandr Shkolnikov, John D. Sullivan, Kim Eric Bettcher, Interest groups are rarely portrayed in a positive light. In economic theories of regulation, collective action, and rent-seeking, interest groups are commonly perceived as seeking some form of redistribution through a political process. Read more…

Middle East and North Africa Reform: Rooted in Economic and Political Ground

Anna Nadgrodkiewicz, John D. Sullivan, Cairo. Crowded roads and bustling sidewalks. Giant billboards fl ash the logos of top global brands and shiny new office towers and upscale shopping malls rise up to the sky. This is a familiar scene throughout most of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Spurred by record oil-derived revenues, lavish investments catch a visitor’s eye. But from street level the same city looks much diff erent: scores of young people are unable to fi nd work, petty traders eke out living in the informal sector, women face unequal opportunities for employment. Read more…

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