Scaling Behavior in Economics : II . Modeling of Company Growth

  title={Scaling Behavior in Economics : II . Modeling of Company Growth},
  author={Sergey V. Buldyrev and L. A. Nunes Amaral and Shlomo Havlin and Heiko Leschhorn and Philipp Maass and Michael A. Salinger and Harry Eugene Stanley and Michael H. R. Stanley},
— In the preceding paper [1] we presented empirical results describing the growth of publicly-traded United States manufacturing firms within the years 1974-1993. Our results suggest that the data can be described by a scaling approach. Here, we propose models that may lead to some insight into these phenomena. First, we study a model in which the growth rate of a company is affected by a tendency to retain an “optimal” size. That model leads to an exponential distribution of the logarithm of… CONTINUE READING
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