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Gazelles as Job Creators: A Survey and Interpretation of the Evidence

Särtryck nr 2010:19

Författare: Magnus Henrekson och Dan JohanssonÅr: 2010 Publikation: Small Business Economics Årgång (nr): 35 (2) Sidor: 227–244

Gazelles as Job Creators: A Survey and Interpretation of the Evidence Magnus Henrekson och Dan Johansson


It is often claimed that small and young firms account for a disproportionately large share of net employment growth. We conduct a meta-analysis of the empirical evidence regarding whether net employment growth rather is generated by a few rapidly growing firms – so-called Gazelles – that are not necessarily small and young. Gazelles are found to be outstanding job creators. They create all or a large share of new net jobs. On average, Gazelles are younger and smaller than other firms, but it is young age more than small size that is associated with rapid growth. Gazelles exist in all industries. They seem not to be overrepresented in high-technology industries, but there is some evidence that they are overrepresented in services.


Referens:
Henrekson, Magnus och Dan Johansson (2010), "Gazelles as Job Creators: A Survey and Interpretation of the Evidence". Small Business Economics 35(2), 227–244.

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