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Characteristics and Performance of New Firms and Spinoffs in Sweden

  • Andersson, Martin

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    (Lund University and Blekinge Institute of Technology)

  • Klepper, Steven

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    (Carnegie Mellon University)

We analyze the rate of formation, the characteristics, and the performance of different types of new firms in Sweden over a decade. Comparisons to Denmark, Brazil, and the U.S. suggest that the environment for new firm formation in Sweden is not markedly different than elsewhere. In line with previous studies, spinoffs of incumbents perform better than other types of new firms, particularly if their parent firm continues to operate. A novel findings is that the rate of employment growth of spinoffs is greater the larger the size of their parent, which contrast sharply with findings for firms with a single owner.

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Paper provided by Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum in its series Working Papers with number 2012:14.

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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: 20 Aug 2012
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:entfor:2012_014
Contact details of provider: Postal: Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, Örebro University, SE-70182 ÖREBRO, Sweden
Web page: http://www.oru.se/Institutioner/Handelshogskolan-vid-Orebro-universitet/

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