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Non-continuous growth of firms: some empirical evidence from Italian manufacturing industry

Enrico D’Elia, Leopoldo Nascia and Alessandro Zeli
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Industry and Innovation, 2019, vol. 26, issue 1, 78-99

Abstract: Firms change their size through a row of discrete leaps. A basic model allowing for discontinuous growth can be based on several assumptions that entail testable consequences: profitability is not a continuous function of the firms’ size, but exhibits peaks, each corresponding to a locally optimal size. The model has been tested by using a panel of Italian manufacturing firms. Both the non-parametric analysis and a panel estimation confirm the presence of ‘peaks’ in the distribution of profitability by size.

Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1080/13662716.2017.1374167

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