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Drivers of Firm Growth: Micro-evidence from Indian Manufacturing

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  • Nanditha Mathew

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The paper presents micro evidence on firm dynamics for enterprises in Indian Manufacturing sectors on the grounds of Prowess database provided by the Cen- tre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) covering the period 1991-2010. The parameterization of the distributions of growth exhibit high level heterogeneity displayed among firms even within the same sector, which widens over time. The transition probabilities matrix reveals the coexistence of firms with very different characteristics and performance within sectors. Given the wide heterogeneities, the paper resorts to quantile regression to identify the differential effect of regressors at different deciles of the conditional distrubution.

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Paper provided by Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy in its series LEM Papers Series with number 2012/24.

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Handle: RePEc:ssa:lemwps:2012/24

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Keywords: Firm Dynamics; AEP Distribution; Heterogeneity; Quantile Regression;

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