The growth of firms: a survey of theories and empirical evidence

Coad, Alex (2009) The growth of firms: a survey of theories and empirical evidence. New perspectives on the modern corporation series . Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 9781848443273

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Abstract

Research into firm growth has been accumulating at a terrific pace, and Alex Coad's survey of this multifaceted field provides a detailed, comprehensive overview of the latest developments. Much progress has been made in empirical research into firm growth in recent decades due to factors such as the availability of detailed longitudinal datasets, more powerful computers and new econometric techniques. This book provides an up-to-date catalog of empirical work, as well as a coherent theoretical structure within which these new results can be interpreted and understood. It brings together a large body of recent research on firm growth from a multidisciplinary perspective, providing an up-to-date synthesis of stylized facts and empirical regularities. Numerous empirical findings and theories of firm growth are also surveyed and compared in order to evaluate their validity. Drawing on a vast and diverse body of research, this book will prove invaluable to students, academics, policy makers and practitioners with a need to keep abreast of studies in industrial organization, firm growth and management.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Alex Coad
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:28
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2012 14:24
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20758
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