Scaling behaviour in the growth of companies

  title={Scaling behaviour in the growth of companies},
  author={Michael H. R. Stanley and Luis A. Nunes Amaral and Sergey V. Buldyrev and Shlomo Havlin and Heiko Leschhorn and Philipp Maass and Michael Salinger and Harry Eugene Stanley},
A SUCCESSFUL theory of corporate growth should include both the external and internal factors that affect the growth of a company1–18. Whereas traditional models emphasize production-related influences such as investment in physical capital and in research and development18, recent models10–20 recognize the equal importance of organizational infrastructure. Unfortunately, no exhaustive empirical account of the growth of companies exists by which these models can be tested. Here we present a… Expand
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