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Title:What Characterizes a Fast Growing Firm? PDF Logo
Authors:Almus, Matthias
Issue Date:2000
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 00-64
Abstract:This paper seeks to empirically identify factors that influence the probability of beinga fast growingfirm in Eastern and Western Germany. Descriptive analyses have shown that most firms experience only small positive or negative employment growth or stagnate over time. The job generation mechanism rests with a handful of firms that increase their employment significantly over time. The empirical analysis shows that the probability of beinga fast growingfirm depends on different factors when separatingEastern and Western Germany as well as usingdifferen t definitions of fast growingfirms. Moreover, the analysis shows that technology-intensive manufacturing branches and knowledge based business related services do not generate the majority of fast growing firms.
Subjects:New Firms
Fast Employment Growth
Technology orientation
JEL:O39
C25
L21
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ZEW Discussion Papers
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