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dc.contributor.authorNewman, Carolen_US
dc.contributor.authorRand, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorTarp, Finnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-15T13:20:06Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-15T13:20:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-416-4en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/54170-
dc.description.abstractFirm turnover (i.e. firm entry and exit) is a well-recognized source of sectorlevel productivity growth across developing and developed countries. In contrast, the role and importance of firms switching activities from one sector to another is little understood. Firm switchers are likely to be unique both from newly established entrants and exiting firms that close down. We build an empirical model that examines switching behaviour based on data from Vietnamese manufacturing firms during the period 2001-08. Our diagnostic shows that switching firms have different characteristics and behaviour as compared to entry and exit firms. They tend, inter alia, to be labour-intensive and seek out competitive opportunities in labour-intensive sectors in response to changes in the market environment. We also show that resource reallocations resulting from switching form an important component of productivity growth.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2011,49en_US
dc.subject.jelD21en_US
dc.subject.jelL6en_US
dc.subject.jelO14en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordfirm dynamicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsector switchingen_US
dc.subject.keywordefficiencyen_US
dc.subject.keywordVietnamen_US
dc.subject.stwMarkteintritten_US
dc.subject.stwMarktaustritten_US
dc.subject.stwVerarbeitendes Gewerbeen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensentwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwVietnamen_US
dc.titleIndustry switching in developing countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn667969039en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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