Firm Dynamics: Employment Growth Rates of Small Versus Large Firms in Canada
AbstractThis paper examines whether Canadian firms of different sizes (in terms of employment) grow at different rates year-on-year. The data are from Statistics Canada's Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program and cover the 1999-to-2008 period. The methodology is similar to that used by Haltiwanger, Jarmin and Miranda (2010) for the United States: controls are used for firm age, and possible bias from short-term regression to the mean is removed by sizing firms according to their average number of employees in both previous and current years.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Statistics Canada, Economic Analysis in its series The Canadian Economy in Transition with number 2012025e.
Date of creation: 05 Jul 2012
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Business performance and ownership; Entry; exit; mergers and growth; Small and medium-sized businesses;
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- Don Drummond & Annette Ryan & Michael R. Veall, 2013. "Improving Canada's Productivity Performance: The Potential Contribution of Firm-level Productivity Research," International Productivity Monitor, Centre for the Study of Living Standards, Centre for the Study of Living Standards, vol. 26, pages 86-93, Fall.
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