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The size distribution of all Cambodian establishments

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  • Kiyoyasu Tanaka

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    (Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies)

  • Naomi Hatsukano

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    (Area Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies)

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This paper describes the size distribution of all Cambodian establishments for 2009, showing that small- and large-scale establishments accounted for the largest share of employment. We find limited evidence for Zipf's law because Cambodian industry is characterized by a more dense mass of small establishments than the Zipf distribution would predict.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 31 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 2128-2137

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-10-00802

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Keywords: Size distribution; establishments; Zipf's law; Cambodia;

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