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Family Business, Employment, and GDP

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  • Johansson, Dan

    ()
    (The Ratio Institute)

  • Sjögren, Hans

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    (Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University)

  • Bjuggren, Carl Magnus

    ()
    (Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University)

Abstract

We analyze the proportion of family business and its contribution to employment and gross domestic product (GDP). Our analysis adds to the literature by including all listed firms and by investigating a longer period than has heretofore been reported. The main contribution is to extend the analysis to include all firms in the economy using census data. Our study is devoted to the case of Sweden. Family business makes up half of the listed firms, and three quarters of all firms, accounting for one-fourth of total employment, and one-fifth of GDP. Their importance has increased during the period studied.

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Paper provided by The Ratio Institute in its series Ratio Working Papers with number 145.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 17 Nov 2009
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:ratioi:0145

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Keywords: Family Firms; Employment; GDP; Sweden; Ownership;

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