Generalising Gibrat: using Chinese evidence founded on field-work

Gavin 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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1017-1028
Number of pages12
JournalSmall Business Economics
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

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

Keywords

  • customer orientation
  • Chinese private firms
  • small firm growth models

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