Recent developments in the Dutch firm-size distribution

Martin Carree, Roy Thurik

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    Abstract

    This study investigates the development of the firm-size distribution in the netherlands using various measures. Data are used for the period 1978 through 1989 covering practically the entire dutch private sector. The results show a general tendency towards smaller firm sizes in manufacturing industries until 1986, but indicate an opposite development after that year. This tendency towards larger firm sizes after 1986 is also encountered for non-manufacturing industries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)261-268
    Number of pages8
    JournalSmall Business Economics
    Volume3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1991

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