Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/231644
Authors: 
Iwasaki, Ichirō
Kočenda, Evžen
Shida, Yoshisada
Year of Publication: 
2021
Series/Report no.: 
IOS Working Papers No. 390
Abstract: 
In this paper, we traced the survival status of 94,401 small businesses in 17 European emerging markets from 2007-2017 and empirically examined the determinants of their survival, focusing on institutional quality and financial development. We found that institutional quality and the level of financial development impact the survival probability of the researched SMEs in statistically significant and economically meaningful ways. The evidence holds even when we control for a set of firm-level characteristics such as ownership structure, financial performance, firm size, and age. The findings are also uniform across industries and country groups and robust beyond the difference in assumption of hazard distribution, firm size, region, and time period.
Subjects: 
small business
institutions
financial development
survival analysis
European emerging markets
JEL: 
C14
D02
D22
G33
M21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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