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dc.contributor.authorCoad, Alexanderen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-09-11en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T11:16:32Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T11:16:32Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/31823-
dc.description.abstractWe survey the phenomenon of the growth of firms drawing on literature from economics, management, and sociology. We begin with a review of empirical 'stylised facts' before discussing theoretical contributions. Firm growth is characterized by a predominant stochastic element, making it difficult to predict. Indeed, previous empirical research into the determinants of firm growth has had a limited success. We also observe that theoretical propositions concerning the growth of firms are often amiss. We conclude that progress in this area requires solid empirical work, perhaps making use of novel statistical techniques.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMax-Planck-Inst. für Ökonomik Jenaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPapers on economics and evolution 0703en_US
dc.subject.jelL25en_US
dc.subject.jelL11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordFirm Growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordSize Distributionen_US
dc.subject.keywordGrowth Rates Distributionen_US
dc.subject.keywordGibrat’s Lawen_US
dc.subject.keywordTheory of the Firmen_US
dc.subject.keywordDiversificationen_US
dc.subject.keyword‘Stages of Growth’ modelsen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmenswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensentwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwEmpirische Methodeen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleFirm growth: a surveyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn543493687en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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