342 Book Reviews capital in the U.S., which is used by only 1000 to Innovation increases with firm size (above five 2000 of the nearly one million annual start-ups in employees) in a sample of SMEs. the U.S., and discusses the importance of infor- In the last chapter, Acs, Morck and Yeung relate mation and control. total factor productivity growth to firm size dis- Part III on job creation and destruction starts tribution and find a positive correlation between with a study by Haltiwanger of cyclical differences productivity growth and the industry share of large between small and large firms. Fifteen pages of firms. They consider a 1991 cross section which VAR decompositions will not appeal to most is unlikely to capture longer time trends, and readers, who will also not be surprised by the favour a Schumpeterian explanation which is not result that small and young firms have the highest entirely consistent with all the claimed benefits rates of job creation and destruction. In mature from entrepreneurship emphasised by many plants only, job destruction exhibits more cyclical authors including the editors! volatility than job creation. Davidson, Lindmark Overall this volume is better focused than many and Olofsson provide
Small Business Economics – Springer Journals
Published: Sep 30, 2004
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