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Title: Getting smaller: size dynamics of employer enterprises in Portugal
Author: Sarmento, Elsa
Nunes, Alcina
Keywords: Entrepreneurship
Firm size
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Gabinete de Estratégia e Planeamento do Ministério do Trabalho e da Solidariedade Social (GEP/MTSS)
Citation: Sarmento, Elsa; Nunes, Alcina (2010) - Getting smaller: size dynamics of employer enterprises in Portugal. In Neves, A. O. (Coord.) , 'Economic Analysis Using Linked Employer-Employee Data', Cadernos Sociedade e Trabalho, XV. Lisboa: Gabinete de Estratégia e Planeamento, Ministério do Trabalho e da Solidariedade Social (GEP/MTSS). p. 69-94. ISBN 978-972-704-368-2
Series/Report no.: Cadernos Sociedade e Trabalho; XV
Abstract: From 1985 to 2007, by applying to the Quadros de Pessoal dataset the methodology and definitions of the OECD/Eurostat Manual on Business Demography Statistics. We observe that firm size has been decreasing in Portugal over all broad sectors, regions and entrants and exiters from the market and also that firm size distribution is right-skewed, envolving over time towards a lognormal distribution.
Peer review: yes
ISBN: 978-972-704-368-2
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