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Characteristics and Performance of New Firms and Spinoffs in Sweden

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  • Andersson, Martin

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    (Lund University and Blekinge Institute of Technology)

  • Klepper, Steven

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    (Carnegie Mellon University)

Abstract

We analyze the rate of formation, the characteristics, and the performance of different types of new firms in Sweden over a decade. Comparisons to Denmark, Brazil, and the U.S. suggest that the environment for new firm formation in Sweden is not markedly different than elsewhere. In line with previous studies, spinoffs of incumbents perform better than other types of new firms, particularly if their parent firm continues to operate. A novel findings is that the rate of employment growth of spinoffs is greater the larger the size of their parent, which contrast sharply with findings for firms with a single owner.

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Paper provided by Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum in its series Working Papers with number 2012:14.

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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: 20 Aug 2012
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:entfor:2012_014

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Postal: Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, Örebro University, SE-70182 ÖREBRO, Sweden
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Keywords: Sweden; spinoffs; new firm formation; entrepreneurship; performance; employment growth;

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  1. Backman, Mikaela & Karlsson, Charlie, 2013. "Who says life is over after 55? Entrepreneurship and an aging population," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies 325, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.
  2. Fackler, Daniel & Schnabel, Claus, 2013. "Survival of spinoffs and other startups: First evidence for the private sector in Germany, 1976-2008," Discussion Papers, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Labour and Regional Economics 84, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Labour and Regional Economics.
  3. Backman, Mikaela & Karlsson, Charlie, 2013. "Exploration of Wisdom Ages: Firm survival," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies 339, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.
  4. Tåg, Joacim & Åstebro, Thomas & Thompson, Peter, 2013. "Hierarchies, the Small Firm Effect, and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Swedish Microdata," Working Paper Series, Research Institute of Industrial Economics 954, Research Institute of Industrial Economics.
  5. Mikaela Backman, 2013. "Who says life is over after 55?- New firm formation and an ageing population," ERSA conference papers ersa13p58, European Regional Science Association.

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