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Survival of Service Firms in European Emerging Economies

Ichiro Iwasaki () and Evžen Kočenda ()

No 2018-7, CEI Working Paper Series from Center for Economic Institutions, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

Abstract: Using a dataset of 126,591 service firms in 17 European emerging economies, this paper aims to estimate firm survivability in the years 2007–2015 and examine its determinants. We found that 31.3%, or 39,557 firms, failed during the observation period. At the same time, however, the failure risk greatly differed among regions, perhaps due to the remarkable gap in the progress of economic and political reforms. Moreover, the results of survival analysis revealed that large shareholding, labor productivity, and firm age played strong roles in preventing business failure beyond differences in regions and sectors.

Keywords: European emerging economies; Service industry; Survival analysis; Cox proportional hazards model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D22 G01 G33 L89 P34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-08
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