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Gazelles as Job Creators - A Survey and Interpretation of the Evidence


Magnus Henrekson


Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)

Dan Johansson


affiliation not provided to SSRN

February 12, 2008

IFN Working Paper No. 733

Abstract:     
It is often claimed that small and young firms account for a disproportionately large share of net employment growth. We conduct a meta analysis of the empirical evidence regarding whether net employment growth rather is generated by a few rapidly growing firms - so-called Gazelles - that are not necessarily small and young. Gazelles are found to be outstanding job creators. They create all or a large share of new net jobs. On average, Gazelles are younger and smaller than other firms, but it is young age more than small size that is associated with rapid growth. Gazelles also seem to be overrepresented in services.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 26

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Firm growth, Flyers, Gazelles, High-growth firms, Job creation, Rapidly growing firms

JEL Classification: D21, L25, M13, O10, O40

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Date posted: February 14, 2008 ; Last revised: August 14, 2008

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Henrekson, Magnus and Johansson, Dan, Gazelles as Job Creators - A Survey and Interpretation of the Evidence (February 12, 2008). IFN Working Paper No. 733. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1092938 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1092938

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