2015

An International Cohort Comparison of Size Effects on Job Growth

Särtryck nr 2015:17

Författare: Michael Anyadike-Danes, Carl Magnus Bjuggren, Sandra Gottschalk, Werner Hölzl, Dan Johansson, Mika Maliranta och Anja Myrann År: 2015 Publikation: Small Business Economics Årgång (nr): 44 (4) Sidor: 821–844
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The contribution of different-sized businesses to job creation continues to attract policymakers’ attention; however, it has recently been recognised that conclusions about size were confounded with the effect of age. We probe the role of size, controlling for age, by comparing the cohorts of firms born in 1998 over their first decade of life, using variation across half a dozen northern European countries Austria, Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the UK to pin down size effects. We find that a very small proportion of the smallest firms play a crucial role in accounting for cross-country differences in job growth. A closer analysis reveals that the initial size distribution and survival rates do not seem to explain job growth differences between countries, rather it is a small number of rapidly growing firms that are driving this result.


Referens:
Anyadike-Danes, Michael, Carl Magnus Bjuggren, Sandra Gottschalk, Werner Hölzl, Dan Johansson, Mika Maliranta och Anja Myrann (2015), "An International Cohort Comparison of Size Effects on Job Growth". Small Business Economics 44(4), 821–844.

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Carl-Magnus Bjuggren

Forskningsområden: Arbetsmarknadsekonomi, familjeföretag och entreprenörskap.

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