An international cohort comparison of size effects on job growth


Anyadike-Danes, Michael ; Bjuggren, Carl-Magnus ; Gottschalk, Sandra ; Hölzl, Werner ; Johansson, Dan ; Maliranta, Mika ; Myrann, Anja


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URL: https://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/37403
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-374032
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2014
The title of a journal, publication series: ZEW Discussion Papers
Volume: 14-102
Place of publication: Mannheim
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: L25 , L26 , E24 , M13,
Keywords (English): Birth cohort , firm age , firm size , firm survival , firm growth , distributed micro-data analysis
Abstract: The contribution of different-sized businesses to job creation continues to attract policymakers’ attention, however, it has recently been recognized 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.

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Anyadike-Danes, Michael ; Bjuggren, Carl-Magnus ; Gottschalk, Sandra ; Hölzl, Werner ; Johansson, Dan ; Maliranta, Mika ; Myrann, Anja (2014) An international cohort comparison of size effects on job growth. Open Access ZEW Discussion Papers Mannheim 14-102 [Working paper]
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