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Type: Relatório
Title: Drawing growth trajectories of firms
Author(s)/Inventor(s): Fleck, Denise
Abstract: Indisponível.
Abstract: Several indicators of size have been suggested in the literature. However, none has succeeded in describing the growth trajectory of firms over time. This paper identifies sources of conceptual ambiguity in the notion of growth, suggesting an indicator of firm size. The proposed indicator is both simple and poweful, it uses information that is, in general, easily available and consistent over time, it shows a company’s growth relative to the economy and it automatically corrects for inflation. It allows, therefore, for the drawing of growth trajectory curves that visually describe the growth path a firm performs in the economy throught its existence. By providing a concise description of the evolution of the firm over long periods of observation, the indicator enables the identification of growth, contraction and stationary periods. A procedure to generate other accounting-based measures of the firm, which may help longitudinal analyses of firm and industry evolution. The suggestions proposed in the paper equip both research and practice with analytical tools to map growth over economic space and time, addressing, therefore, the criticism of overly static and methods in the study of the firm.
Keywords: Estratégia empresarial
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Production unit: Instituto COPPEAD de Administração
Publisher: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
In: Relatórios COPPEAD
Issue: 345
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher country: Brasil
Language: eng
Right access: Acesso Aberto
ISBN: 8575080296
ISSN: 1518-3335
Citation: FLECK, Denise. Drawing growth trajectories of firms. Rio de Janeiro: UFRJ, 2001. 22 p. (Relatórios COPPEAD, 345).
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