Characteristics and performance of new firms and spinoffs in Sweden
2013 (English)In: Industrial and Corporate Change, ISSN 0960-6491, E-ISSN 1464-3650, Vol. 22, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We analyse the rate of formation, the characteristics, and the performance of different types of new firms in Sweden over a decade. Comparisons with Denmark, Brazil, and the United States suggest that the environment for new firm formation in Sweden is not markedly different than elsewhere. In line with previous studies, spin-offs of incumbents perform better than other types of new firms, particularly if their parent firm continues to operate. A novel finding is that the larger the size of their parent, the greater is the rate of employment growth of spin-offs. This contrasts sharply with findings for firms with a single owner.
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Oxford Univ Press , 2013. Vol. 22, no 1
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6696DOI: 10.1093/icc/dts046Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfo1EE873F4049BDC1AC1257CE4005B9EFEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-6696DiVA: diva2:834227
Open access article2014-06-052014-05-262015-06-30Bibliographically approved