Exploring the "mechanics" of firm growth : evidence from a short-panel VAR
AbstractThis paper offers many new insights into the processes of firm growth by applying a vector autoregression (VAR) model to longitudinal panel data on French manufacturing firms. We observe the co-evolution of key variables such as growth of employment, sales, gross operating surplus and labour productivity growth. Preliminary results suggest that employment growth is succeeded by the growth of sales, which in turn is followed by growth of profits. Generally speaking, however, growth of profits is not followed by much employment growth or sales growth.
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Firm growth; panel VAR; employment growth; industrial dynamics; productivity growth.;
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- Alex Coad, 2007. "Exploring the "mechanics" of firm growth : evidence from a short-panel VAR," UniversitÃ© Paris1 PanthÃ©on-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00175048, HAL.
- L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
- L20 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - General
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