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High-growth firms: Not so vital after all?
School of Technology and Business Studies, Economics, Dalarna University, Sweden; HUI Research, Stockholm, Sweden.
HUI Research, Stockolm, Sweden.
School of Technology and Business Studies, Economics, Human Geography, Dalarna University, Sweden; HUI Research, Stockholm, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3362-5755
2015 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

High-growth firms have received considerable interest recently since they create most of the new jobs in the economy. The purpose of our paper is to investigate the characteristics of high-growth firms prior to their growth period, and whether these characteristics differ across industries. Using data on a large sample of limited liability firms in Sweden for the period 2007-2010, we find that high-growth firms do not have the characteristics that we typically associate with successful firms. On the contrary, our results indicate that high-growth firms have low profits and a weak financial position. This might explain why studies have found that high-growth firms are seldom capable of sustaining their high growth rates in subsequent periods, and thus question policies that are targeted towards these companies.

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2015. , p. 30
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HUI Working Papers, HUI Research ; 114
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Business Administration
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-76238OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-76238DiVA, id: diva2:1350872
Available from: 2019-09-12 Created: 2019-09-12 Last updated: 2019-09-13Bibliographically approved

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