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The size distribution of all Cambodian establishments

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  • Kiyoyasu Tanaka

    () (Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies)

  • Naomi Hatsukano

    () (Area Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies)

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This paper describes the size distribution of all Cambodian establishments for 2009, showing that small- and large-scale establishments accounted for the largest share of employment. We find limited evidence for Zipf's law because Cambodian industry is characterized by a more dense mass of small establishments than the Zipf distribution would predict.

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  • Kiyoyasu Tanaka & Naomi Hatsukano, 2011. "The size distribution of all Cambodian establishments," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 31(3), pages 2128-2137.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-10-00802
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    2. Khou, Vouthy. & Cheng, Oudom. & Leng, Soklong. & Meng, Channarith., 2015. "Role of the Central Bank in supporting economic diversification and productive employment in Cambodia," ILO Working Papers 994878923402676, International Labour Organization.

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    Keywords

    Size distribution; establishments; Zipf's law; Cambodia;

    JEL classification:

    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • L0 - Industrial Organization - - General

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