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Characteristics and performance of new firms and spinoffs in Sweden
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Economics.
2013 (English)In: Industrial and Corporate Change, ISSN 0960-6491, E-ISSN 1464-3650, Vol. 22, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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
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M13, J60
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6696DOI: 10.1093/icc/dts046Local ID: diva2:834227
Open access articleAvailable from: 2014-06-05 Created: 2014-05-26 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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