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New Firm Survival: Industry versus Firm Effects

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  • David B. Audretsch

    (The Georgia State University)

  • Patrick Houweling

    (Centre for Advanced Small Business Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam)

  • A. Roy Thurik

    ()
    (EIM Small Business Research and Consultancy and Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Abstract

Recent studies show that the likelihood of survival differs significantly across firms. Both firm and industry characteristics are hypothesized to account for this heterogenity. Using a longitudinal database of manufacturing firms we investigate whether firm or industry characteristics dominate. Our evidence suggests that both firm- and industry-specific characteristics shape new-firm survival during the first years subsequent to entry. However, in the longer run, most of the industry factors have little influence on the likelihood of survival, but firm-specific characteristics still exert a considerable influence in shaping firm survival rates.

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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 97-063/3.

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Handle: RePEc:dgr:uvatin:19970063

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  1. Wagner, Joachim, 1994. "The Post-entry Performance of New Small Firms in German Manufacturing Industries," Journal of Industrial Economics, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 42(2), pages 141-54, June.
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  1. Harald Strotmann, 2002. "Determinanten des Überlebens von Neugründungen in der badenwürttembergischen Industrie. Eine empirische Survivalanalyse mit amtlichen Betriebsdaten," IAW Discussion Papers, Institut für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung (IAW) 06, Institut für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung (IAW).
  2. Harald Strotmann, 2007. "Entrepreneurial Survival," Small Business Economics, Springer, Springer, vol. 28(1), pages 87-104, January.
  3. Heckmann, Markus & Schnabel, Claus, 2005. "Überleben und Beschäftigungsentwicklung neu gegründeter Betriebe," Discussion Papers 39, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Labour and Regional Economics.
  4. Mohammad Ali Feizpour, 2008. "The Survival of Manufacturing SMEs in Iran during the Second Development Plan," Iranian Economic Review, Economics faculty of Tehran university, Economics faculty of Tehran university, vol. 13(1), pages 53-81, spring.

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