High-Growth Firms And Their Contribution To Employment: The Case Of Sweden 1987-96

Davidsson, Per & Delmar, Frederic (2006) High-Growth Firms And Their Contribution To Employment: The Case Of Sweden 1987-96. In Entrepreneurship and the Growth of Firms. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA.

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This study explores how high growth firms in Sweden contribute to job creation. Using the population of all firms in Sweden with more than 20 employees in existence in 1996 (n= 11,748), we analyse their annual development for the previous 10 years (1987 to 1996). We define as a sub-sample of high growth firms those ten percent of all firms that contributed most in annual average absolute employment growth (n= 1 153). The results indicate that young and medium sized firms, often in young and growing industries, create new jobs to a great extent. However, the total contribution to job creation by high growth firms is less than that of newly established firms. Implications for research and practice are offered.

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ID Code: 2077
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details : per.davidsson@qut.edu.au
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ISBN: 1845425758
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Edward Elgar
Deposited On: 15 Dec 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:27

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