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The Production Structure of Small, Medium-sized and Large enterprises in Dutch Private Enterprise


  • Ton Kwaak


Labour productivity differs significantly between small, medium-sized and large enterprises in the private enterprise sector. This holds both for the level of labour productivity as well as its development. Size-class differences regarding the level of labour productivity are only to a limited extent dependent on differences in sectoral structure. A model of the production structure has been developed and estimated to shed some light on these phenomena explaining various aspects of labour productivity of (average) small, medium-sized and large enterprises and applied to four economic sectors in Dutch private enterprise (in a separate paper (Kwaak, (2012), the model is tested for private enterprise as a hole). It should be stressed that the analysis refers to the 'representative' or average enterprise in the small, medium-sized or large enterprise segment of the economy; it does not refer to individual enterprises.

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  • Ton Kwaak, 2012. "The Production Structure of Small, Medium-sized and Large enterprises in Dutch Private Enterprise," Scales Research Reports H201215, EIM Business and Policy Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:eim:papers:h201215

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