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The determinants of firm exit in the French food industries

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Nous étudions les facteurs qui déterminent la propension des firmes à cesser leur activité. La productivité individuelle de la firme n’est pas directement observée mais estimée selon l’approche proposée par Ackerberg et al. (2006). Elle est ensuite introduite dans une équation de sortie à côté d’autres variables. On utilise un panel non cylindré de 5 849 firmes des industries agro-alimentaires françaises observées entre 1996 et 2002. La probabilité de cesser l’activité est négativement reliée à la productivité individuelle et l’âge de la firme. Au-delà de ces premiers résultats bien connus, nous montrons aussi que le niveau des coûts irrécupérables peut constituer une barrière importante à la sortie. La relation entre la propension à la sortie de la firme et le degré de concentration de l’industrie est marquée par la présence d’un seuil de retournement : d’abord croissante, la relation devient décroissante une fois ce point dépassé.

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  • Blanchard, Pierre, 2012. "The determinants of firm exit in the French food industries," Revue d'Etudes en Agriculture et Environnement, Editions NecPlus, vol. 93(02), pages 193-212, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:nec:raestu:v:93:y:2012:i:02:p:193-212_00
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    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
    • L66 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Food; Beverages; Cosmetics; Tobacco

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