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Firm Dynamics: Firm Entry and Exit in the Canadian Provinces, 2000 to 2009

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  • Liu, Huju
  • Wang, Weimin
  • Baldwin, John R.

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This paper describes the patterns of firm entry and exit across provinces in Canada, the relationship of these patterns to differences in industrial structure and the response of firm entry and exit to changes in the economic environment. Firm entry and exit play an important role in shaping industrial structure and dynamics. Although entry and exit are ubiquitous, new firms are often associated with new ideas and the provision of innovative goods and services that enhance competition and force incumbents to become more innovative and efficient. Studies have shown the considerable role played by entry and exit in resource reallocation and productivity improvement.

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Paper provided by Statistics Canada, Economic Analysis in its series The Canadian Economy in Transition with number 2013030e.

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Date of creation: 10 Dec 2013
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Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp1e:2013030e

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Keywords: Business performance and ownership; Entry; exit; mergers and growth;

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  1. 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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