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A cross-country analysis of start-up employment dynamics

Calvino, Flavio, Criscuolo, Chiara and Menon, Carlo (2018) A cross-country analysis of start-up employment dynamics. Industrial and Corporate Change, 27 (4). pp. 677-698. ISSN 0960-6491

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Identification Number: 10.1093/icc/dty006


This article carries out a detailed descriptive analysis of employment dynamics of new firms, using comparable and highly representative data for 19 countries. It does so by using a novel analytical decomposition of the contribution of new firms to job creation, which allows to separately focus on different margins. In particular, the contribution of new firms to job creation can be expressed as a combination of four different elements: start-up ratio; survival share; average size of firms at entry; and average post-entry growth rate of survivors. This comprehensive characterization of entrants’ employment dynamics points to regularities and differences in business dynamism across countries, and can be used as an important diagnostic tool by policy makers.

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Additional Information: © 2018 Oxford University Press
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
JEL classification: L - Industrial Organization > L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance > L11 - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2018 09:15
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:29

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