Generalising Gibrat

using Chinese evidence founded on fieldwork

Gavin C. Reid, Zhibin Xu

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Abstract

This paper reports on determinants of small firm growth and survival, using fieldwork evidence collected by face-to-face and telephone interviews. It extends the ‘basic’ size-age model to a ‘comprehensive’ growth model with two types of additional explanatory variables: firm specific and business environmental. Estimation is by log-linear regression on Chinese cross-section data, with corrections for sample selection bias and heteroskedasticity. Our results from the comprehensive model highlight the importance of location choice and customer orientation for the growth of Chinese private firms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1017-1028
Number of pages12
JournalSmall Business Economics
Volume39
Issue number4
Early online date5 Apr 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Customer orientation
Telephone
Heteroskedasticity
Firm survival
Linear regression
Cross section
Sample selection bias
Small firms
Firm growth
Location choice
Private firms
Growth model

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Reid, Gavin C. ; Xu, Zhibin. / Generalising Gibrat : using Chinese evidence founded on fieldwork. In: Small Business Economics. 2012 ; Vol. 39 , No. 4. pp. 1017-1028.
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