oru.sePublikationer
Ändra sökning
RefereraExporteraLänk till posten
Permanent länk

Direktlänk
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Annat format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annat språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
An International Comparison of the Contribution to Job Creation by High-growth Firms
Aston Business School and Enterprise Research Centre, UK.
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Sweden.
Federal Planning Bureau and Ghent University, Belgium.
ZEW, Germany.
Visa övriga samt affilieringar
2018 (Engelska)Rapport (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

This paper addresses three simple questions: how should the contribution of HGFs to job creation be measured? how much does this contribution vary across countries? to what extent does the cross-country variation depend on variation in the proportion of HGFs in the business population? The first is a methodological question which we answer using a more highly articulated version of the standard job creation and destruction accounts. The other two are empirical questions which we answer using a purpose-built dataset assembled from national firm-level sources and covering nine countries, spanning the ten three year periods from 2000/03 to 2009/12. The basic principle governing the development of the accounting framework is the choice of appropriate comparators. Firstly, when measuring contributions to job creation, we should focus on just job creating firms, otherwise we are summing over contributions from firms with positive, zero, and negative job creation numbers. Secondly, because we know growth depends in part on size, the ’natural’ comparison for HGFs is with job creation by similar-sized firms which simply did not grow as fast as HGFs. However, we also show how the measurement framework can be further extended to include, for example, a consistent measure of the contribution of small job creating firms. On the empirical side, we find that the HGF share of job creation by large job creating firms varies across countries by a factor of two, from around one third to two thirds. A relatively small proportion of this cross-country variation is accounted for by variations in the influence of HGFs on job creation. On average HGFs generated between three or four times as many jobs as large non-HGF job creating firms, but this ratio is relatively similar across countries. The bulk of the cross-country variation in HGF contribution to job creation is accounted for by the relative abundance (or rarity) of HGFs. Moreover, we also show that the measurement of abundance depends upon the choice of measurement framework: the ’winner’ of a cross-national HGF ’beauty context’ on one measure will not necessarily be the winner on another.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) , 2018. , s. 32
Serie
HUI Working Papers ; 1216
Nyckelord [en]
High-growth firmsh, firm growth, job creation
Nationell ämneskategori
Nationalekonomi
Identifikatorer
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-76037OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-76037DiVA, id: diva2:1348287
Anmärkning

JEL codes: D22; E24; L11; L25; L26; M13

Tillgänglig från: 2019-09-03 Skapad: 2019-09-03 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-09-12Bibliografiskt granskad

Open Access i DiVA

An International Comparison of the Contribution to Job Creation by High-growth Firms(310 kB)15 nedladdningar
Filinformation
Filnamn FULLTEXT02.pdfFilstorlek 310 kBChecksumma SHA-512
efa368ad4563b8b721d1134620bfca29182a00e4fb6264d363597e726a31cf1d1488ee5b95a50b0a2ee286ae8a94d17340380daa5b653549122b09287e5da420
Typ fulltextMimetyp application/pdf

Personposter BETA

Bjuggren, Carl MagnusJohansson, Dan

Sök vidare i DiVA

Av författaren/redaktören
Bjuggren, Carl MagnusJohansson, Dan
Av organisationen
Handelshögskolan vid Örebro Universitet
Nationalekonomi

Sök vidare utanför DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Totalt: 15 nedladdningar
Antalet nedladdningar är summan av nedladdningar för alla fulltexter. Det kan inkludera t.ex tidigare versioner som nu inte längre är tillgängliga.

urn-nbn

Altmetricpoäng

urn-nbn
Totalt: 44 träffar
RefereraExporteraLänk till posten
Permanent länk

Direktlänk
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Annat format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annat språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf