Firm Dynamics in New Zealand: A Comparative Analysis with OECD Countries
Duncan Mills and
Jason Timmins ()
No 04/11, Treasury Working Paper Series from New Zealand Treasury
Previous work has suggested that New Zealand’s firm dynamics and business demographics show a high proportion of small firms, small average firm size, and high rates of firm and employment turnover by comparison with other OECD countries. This paper reports on new comparative analyses of New Zealand’s firm dynamics and business demography that attempt to control for measurement differences, using data from Statistics New Zealand’s Business Demographic Statistics database, the OECD firm-level project, and the OECD’s analysis of the Eurostat database. The variables investigated include firm size, firm turnover (entry and exit) rates, employment turnover rates, firm survival rates, and firm growth. The findings suggest that once measurement differences are taken into account, overall New Zealand’s firm dynamics and demographics are broadly similar to many other OECD countries. Potential policy implications of these findings are discussed.
Keywords: Firm Size; Firm Dynamics; Firm Growth; Entry and Exit (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D21 L11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 37 pages
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ent
References: View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (11) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:nzt:nztwps:04/11
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Treasury Working Paper Series from New Zealand Treasury New Zealand Treasury, PO Box 3724, Wellington, New Zealand. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by CSS Web and Publishing, The Treasury ().