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Is the service sector different in size heterogeneity?

Junho Na, Jeong-Dong Lee () and Chulwoo Baek ()
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Junho Na: LG Economic Research Institute

Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, 2017, vol. 12, issue 1, 95-120

Abstract: Abstract We examined whether significant differences in size heterogeneity exist between the service and the manufacturing industries by using PL exponents as the proxy for intra-industry size heterogeneity. For the purpose, we analyzed firm size distribution (FSD) and estimated the PL exponents, on the right tails of FSD, of the service and manufacturing industries in Korea for the period 2008–2012 using the Business Activity Survey dataset created by the Korean National Statistical Office As a result, we observed that the estimates of the PL exponents for the service industry are lower than those for the manufacturing industry ( $$\upalpha _\mathrm{Service}

Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1007/s11403-015-0152-x

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