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Small vs. young firms across the world : contribution to employment, job creation, and growth, Volume 1
 
Author:Ayyagari, Meghana; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Maksimovic, Vojislav; Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 5631
Country:World; Date Stored:2012/11/06
Document Date:2011/04/01Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
SubTopics:Small Scale Enterprise; Access to Finance; Microfinance; Labor Markets; Labor PoliciesLanguage:English
Major Sector:FinanceRel. Proj ID:1W-The Crisis And Beyond: Fy11-Fy13 -- -- P122136;
Region:The World RegionReport Number:WPS5631
Sub Sectors:General finance sectorVolume No:1
Related Dataset:SME Contribution to Employment (data for WPS 5631);   

Summary: This paper investigates the contribution of small firms to employment, job creation, and growth in developing countries. While small firms (< 20 employees) have the smallest share of aggregate employment, the SME sector's (<100 employees) contribution is comparable to that of large firms. Small firms have the largest shares of job creation, and highest sales growth and employment growth, even after controlling for firm age. Large firms, however, have higher productivity growth. Conditional on size, young firms are the fastest growing and large mature firms have the largest employment shares but small young firms have higher job creation rates.

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