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Ownership and high-growth firms
Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden; Stockholm School of Economics/EHFF, Stockholm, Sweden.
The Swedish Ratio Institute (HUI), Stockholm, Sweden; Dalarna University, Borlänge, Sweden.
The Swedish Ratio Institute (HUI), Stockholm, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5610-8526
2010 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Empirical studies demonstrate that most net job-growth  originates from a small number of high-growth firms (HGFs). The purpose of  this paper is to analyze whether firm ownership – family, or private  non-family – matters for being a HGF, using data covering all firms in  Sweden during 1993-2006. Firm growth is measured in terms of absolute  employment growth, relative employment growth and as a combination of  absolute and relative employment growth (the so-called Birch-index). We  find that family ownership decreases the probability of exhibiting high  growth. Changing ownership from family to private non family increases the  probability of being a HGF, whereas a change from private non-family to  family ownership decreases the probability of being a HGF. The results are  robust, irrespective of measurement of firm growth, suggesting that  ownership and changes in ownership are important determinants of rapid firm  growth.

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The Ratio Institute , 2010. , p. 24
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Ratio Working Papers ; 147
Keywords [en]
high-growth firms; gazelles; firm growth; firm ownership; family firms; rapid firm growth;
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-64155OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-64155DiVA, id: diva2:1174336
Available from: 2013-04-02 Created: 2018-01-15 Last updated: 2018-05-02Bibliographically approved

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