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SMEs, Growth, and Poverty: Cross-Country Evidence

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  • Thorsten Beck
  • Asli Demirguc-Kunt
  • Ross Levine

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  • Thorsten Beck & Asli Demirguc-Kunt & Ross Levine, 2005. "SMEs, Growth, and Poverty: Cross-Country Evidence," Journal of Economic Growth, Springer, vol. 10(3), pages 199-229, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jecgro:v:10:y:2005:i:3:p:199-229
    DOI: 10.1007/s10887-005-3533-5
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    Keywords

    Firm size; market structure; economic development; O1; O2; L11; L25;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • O2 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance

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