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Does Size Matter in Firm Performance? Evidence from US Public Firms

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  • Jim Lee
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This paper reexamines the determinants of firm performance and, in particular, the role that firm size plays in profitability. A fixed-effects dynamic panel data model for over 7,000 US publicly-held firms during the period 1987-2006 provides evidence that profit rates are positively correlated with firm size in a non-linear manner, holding an array of firm- and industry-specific characteristics constant. In addition, industry-specific fixed effects play a negligible role in the presence of firm-specific fixed effects.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal International Journal of the Economics of Business.

Volume (Year): 16 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 189-203

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Handle: RePEc:taf:ijecbs:v:16:y:2009:i:2:p:189-203

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Keywords: Profit Rates; Panel Data; Firm Size; Industry Effects; Firm Effects;

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