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High-growth SMEs


  • M. Brun.
  • F. Chai.


Independent, high-growth SMEs are a significant driver of France’s economic growth: they create a large number of jobs, make a significant contribution to innovation and are particularly profitable when they manage to emerge. Their rapid development requires a suitable financing method: once they have reached maturity, these companies raise their equity levels in order to restore their balance sheet, opening up their capital to private investors, both households and businesses.

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  • M. Brun. & F. Chai., 2012. "High-growth SMEs," Quarterly selection of articles - Bulletin de la Banque de France, Banque de France, issue 25, pages 5-22, Spring.
  • Handle: RePEc:bfr:quarte:2012:25:01

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    1. Horst Rottmann & Timo Wollmershäuser, 2013. "A micro data approach to the identification of credit crunches," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(17), pages 2423-2441, June.
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    SMEs; high growth; gazelles; job creation; external growth; Alternext.;

    JEL classification:

    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • L23 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Organization of Production


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