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Performance and size: empirical evidence from Portuguese SMEs

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  • Zélia Serrasqueiro

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  • Paulo Maçãs Nunes

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Small Business Economics.

Volume (Year): 31 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 195-217

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Handle: RePEc:kap:sbusec:v:31:y:2008:i:2:p:195-217

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Keywords: Dynamic estimators; Performance; Size; Small and medium-sized companies; G31; G32; L26;

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  2. Horácio C. Faustino & Joana C. Lima & Pedro Verga Matos, 2012. "Exports, Productivity and Innovation: Evidence from Portugal using micro data," Working Papers Department of Economics 2012/13, ISEG - School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon.
  3. Gavin C Reid & Zhibin Xu, 2009. "Growth and Survival Determinants of Chinese Private Firms: Fieldwork evidence and econometric estimates," CRIEFF Discussion Papers 0913, Centre for Research into Industry, Enterprise, Finance and the Firm.
  4. Dong Xiang & Andrew C. Worthington & Helen Higgs, 2011. "Firm-level determinants and impacts of finance-seeking behaviour and outcomes for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Australia," Discussion Papers in Finance finance:201115, Griffith University, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.
  5. Vera Mota & Paulo Maçãs Nunes & António Fernandes de Matos, 2010. "New Construction and Reconstruction: Impact on Growth of Sub-Regions of Mainland Portugal," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 12(27), pages 169-176, February.

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