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Repercusiones de la definición de tamaño empresarial en los resultados empíricos sobre eficiencia y financiación

Repercussions of firm size definition on empirical results for firm efficiency and financing research

Alfonso Galindo Lucas

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: A huge number of quantitative and qualitative criteria perform the research practice and legal issuing on firm size and firm-size-related measures. Inside each of those criteria, quantitative boundaries between two firm categories have also been diverse, even arbitrary. This approach to firm size concept finds out a convergence among variables —assets, market share, labour cost— with activity segment remarks (where both a traditional division and a original proposal have been used). It is demonstrated that previous founding on industry-size relations —as well as profitability or financial structure measurements— clearly depend on firm size and industry (explicative variables) definitions and also on depending variables definitions (mainly profitability).

Keywords: Firm Size definition; Industry sector definition; factorial analysis; efficiency results; financing results (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C10 E19 K29 M00 M2 M40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006-10-05, Revised 2007-09-05
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Published in Observatorio Iberoamericano del Desarrollo Local y la Economía Social 1.1(2007): pp. 308-361

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