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Ownership and High Growth Firms
The Swedish Ratio Institute (HUI), Stockholm, Sweden.
The Swedish Ratio Institute (HUI), Stockholm, Sweden.
The Swedish Ratio Institute (HUI), Stockholm, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5610-8526
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
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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2010.
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-65060OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-65060DiVA, id: diva2:1183444
Conference
Gazelles and Regional Development: Growth Trajectories, Determinants and Spatial Implications, RSA Conference, Stirling Management Centre, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK, April 20-21, 2010
Available from: 2018-02-16 Created: 2018-02-16 Last updated: 2018-02-19Bibliographically approved

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