Are Small Firms Really Less Productive ? An Analysis of Productivity Differentials and Firm Dynamics

@inproceedings{Taymaz2002AreSF,
  title={Are Small Firms Really Less Productive ? An Analysis of Productivity Differentials and Firm Dynamics},
  author={Erol Taymaz},
  year={2002}
}
Small and medium-sized establishments (SMEs) account a large proportion of industrial employment and production in almost all countries. Moreover, the recent literature emphasizes the role SMEs play in nurturing entrepreneurship and generating new products and processes. Although SMEs could be a source of new ideas and innovations, there are substantial productivity differences between small and large establishments. In this paper, we analyze three sources of productivity differentials… CONTINUE READING