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Identifying High-Growth Firms
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Economics.
2013 (English)Other (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates the role(s) of high-growth firms (HGFs) in the robust growth-rate distribution. HGFs are identied as firms for which the growth-rate distribution exhibits power-law decay. In contrast to the traditional means of identifying HGFs, a distributional approach eliminates the need to specify an arbitrary growth rate or percentage share. The latter approach is illustrated by the growth-rate distribution for Swedish data on incorporated firms at the aggregate level and at the 2-digit in-dustry level. The empirical results indicate that a power law is sometimes present in the growth-rate distribution and suggest that HGFs are rarer than previously thought.

Place, publisher, year, pages
2013.
Keyword [en]
High-growth rms Gazelles, Firm growth-rate distribution, Laplace distribution, Power law
National Category
Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-118331OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-118331DiVA: diva2:605658
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QC 20130215

Available from: 2013-02-14 Created: 2013-02-14 Last updated: 2013-02-15Bibliographically approved
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1. Firm Dynamics: The Size and Growth Distribution of Firms
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Firm Dynamics: The Size and Growth Distribution of Firms
2013 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis is about firm dynamics, and relates to the size and growth-rate distribution of firms. As such, it consists of an introductory and four separate chapters. The first chapter concerns the size distribution of firms, the two subsequent chapters deal more specically with high-growth firms (HGFs), and the last chapter covers a related topic in distributional estimation theory. The first three chapters are empirically oriented, whereas the fourth chapter develops a statistical concept.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2013. 44 p.
Series
TRITA-IEO, ISSN 1100-7982 ; 2013:2
Keyword
Firm size distribution, High-growth firms, Gazelles Firm growth- rate distribution
National Category
Economics and Business Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-118333 (URN)978-91-7501-642-9 (ISBN)
Public defence
2013-03-07, F3, Lindstedv 30, KTH, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
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QC 20130215

Available from: 2013-02-15 Created: 2013-02-14 Last updated: 2017-01-19Bibliographically approved

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