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dc.contributor.authorFalck, Oliveren_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-06en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:28:43Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:28:43Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26179-
dc.description.abstractThe idea of an industrial policy that promotes large businesses—heavyweights—as the best way to compete in a globalized world has become, again, en vogue among European politicians. The only apparent controversy about the idea revolves around whether it is better to promote national champions or, instead, European champions. Empirical evidence on the issue is rare and contradictory. A uniquely rich industry-level dataset for Germany is used in this paper to test whether large business size in an industry fosters growth in terms of total factor productivity (TFP). The results suggest that the overall effects of firm size on TFP growth are negative.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aCenter for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) |cMunichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aCESifo working paper|x2135en_US
dc.subject.jelL11en_US
dc.subject.jelL16en_US
dc.subject.jelO33en_US
dc.subject.jelO40en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordfirm sizeen_US
dc.subject.keywordproductivity growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordtotal factor productivityen_US
dc.subject.keywordinnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwBetriebsgrößeen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßunternehmenen_US
dc.subject.stwMakroökonomischer Einflussen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleHeavyweights - the impact of large businesses on productivity growthen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn557907683en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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