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Private sector employment growth, 1998-2004: a panel analysis of British workplaces

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  • Bryson, Alex
  • Nurmi, Satu

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Using nationally representative panel data for British private sector workplaces this paper points to the importance of distinguishing between workplace and firm size when analysing employment growth, and finds that the factors associated with growth differ markedly between single independent establishments and those belonging to multi-site firms. Results also differ according to whether one adjusts for sample selection arising from workplace survival, and according to whether one distinguishes between growth per se and internal, organic employment growth. We find evidence at the plant level that is consistent with creative job destruction.

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  • Bryson, Alex & Nurmi, Satu, 2008. "Private sector employment growth, 1998-2004: a panel analysis of British workplaces," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 19619, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  • Handle: RePEc:ehl:lserod:19619
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    1. Melanie K. Jones & Paul L. Latreille & Peter J. Sloane, 2016. "Job Anxiety, Work-Related Psychological Illness and Workplace Performance," British Journal of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics, vol. 54(4), pages 742-767, December.
    2. L. Ngai & Roberto Samaniego, 2009. "Mapping prices into productivity in multisector growth models," Journal of Economic Growth, Springer, vol. 14(3), pages 183-204, September.
    3. repec:eso:journl:v:47:y:2016:i:2:p:213-245 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Ebell, Monique, 2008. "Resurrecting the participation margin," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 19570, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    5. Alex Bryson & John Forth, 2016. "What Role Did Management Practices Play in SME Growth Post-recession?," DoQSS Working Papers 16-11, Department of Quantitative Social Science - UCL Institute of Education, University College London.

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    Keywords

    employment growth; workplace survival; workplace age; workplace size; human capital; sunk costs;

    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand

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