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Channels of size adjustment and firm performance

Breinlich, Holger, Niemann, Stefan and Solomon, Edna (2012) Channels of size adjustment and firm performance Economics Letters, 116 (2). pp. 202-206.

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We use business register data for the United Kingdom to document the importance of the different channels that firms use to adjust their size. We show how the choice of adjustment channel impacts upon firm-level variables such as wages or productivity.

Highlights ► Novel data covering almost the entire universe of UK firms. ► Adjustment channels: internal adjustment vs. greenfield investment vs. M&A. ► Document frequency and aggregate importance of adjustment channels. ► Analyze implications of the choice of channel for firm-level variables.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Authors :
Niemann, Stefan
Solomon, Edna
Date : 22 February 2012
DOI : 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.02.020
Uncontrolled Keywords : Adjustment channels; Mergers and acquisitions; Greenfield investment; Investment; Employment
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 24 May 2018 12:35
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 19:10

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