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Firm growth, institutions, and structural transformation

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Dan Johansson, Företagandets villkor, Företagstillväxt, Institutionell ekonomi, Magnus Henrekson, Strukturell transformation

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Dan Johansson har tillsammans med Magnus Henrekson skrivit kapitlet Firm growth, institutions, and structural transformation i Michael Fritsch (red) Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Regional Development: National and Regional Perspectives. Kapitlet tar sin utgångspunkt i att hög ekonomisk tillväxt förutsätter att institutionerna – ”samhällets spelregler” – bejakar snabb strukturomvandling. Framgångsrika företag måste attrahera resurser från mindre framgångsrika företag för att kunna växa. Utvecklingen har således såväl en ”positiv” som ”negativ” sida. I kapitlet läggs speciellt fokus på förutsättningarna för så kallade gasellföretag – ett fåtal snabbväxande företag – vilka har visat sig ha stor betydelse för sysselsättning och tillväxt, enligt forskningen. Tre politikområden identifieras som centrala för att stimulera framväxten av fler snabbväxande företag: Fortsatt avreglering av den offentliga sektorn, förbättrade skatteincitament och en översyn av arbetsmarknadsregleringarna.

Related content: Working Paper No. 150

Henrekson, M. & Johansson, D. (2011). ”Firm growth, institutions, and structural transformation”. In Fritsch, M. (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.


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