Whom do high-growth firms hire?

Coad, Alex, Daunfeldt, Sven-Olov, Johansson, Dan and Wennberg, Karl (2014) Whom do high-growth firms hire? Industrial and Corporate Change, 23 (1). pp. 293-327. ISSN 0960-6491

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Abstract

We study employment and new hires among high-growth firms (HGFs) in the Swedish knowledge-intensive sectors 1999–2002. Using matched employer–employee data, we find that HGFs are more likely to employ young people,poorly educated workers, immigrants, and individuals who experienced longer
unemployment periods. However, these patterns seem ontingent on the stageof the firm’s evolution. HGFs that have already realized some rapid growth are more likely to hire individuals from other firms, even though immigrants are
still overrepresented among new hires. In the case of both HGF employees and HGF new hires, employment opportunities in HGFs are provided by young and small firms.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
Depositing User: Jill Kirby
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 12:00
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2017 08:07
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/49136

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