Firm growth and productivity growth: evidence from a panel VAR

Coad, Alex and Broekel, Tom (2011) Firm growth and productivity growth: evidence from a panel VAR. Applied Economics, 44 (10). pp. 1251-1269. ISSN 0003-6846

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Abstract

This paper offers new insights into the processes of firm growth by applying a reduced form vector autoregression (VAR) model to longitudinal panel data on French manufacturing firms (1996-2004). We observe the co-evolution of key variables such as growth of employment, sales, and gross operating surplus, as well as growth of multifactor productivity. It seems that employment growth is negatively associated with subsequent growth of productivity. This latter result, however, is sensitive to our choice of productivit indicator, i.e. multifactor productivity or labour productivity

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Alex Coad
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2013 12:01
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2013 12:01
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20524
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