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Whom do high-growth firms hire?
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-08, 17:26 authored by Alex Coad, Sven-Olov Daunfeldt, Dan Johansson, Karl Wennberg
We study employment and new hires among high-growth firms (HGFs) in the Swedish knowledge-intensive sectors 1999–2002. Using matched employer–employee data, we find that HGFs are more likely to employ young people,poorly educated workers, immigrants, and individuals who experienced longer unemployment periods. However, these patterns seem ontingent on the stageof the firm’s evolution. HGFs that have already realized some rapid growth are more likely to hire individuals from other firms, even though immigrants are still overrepresented among new hires. In the case of both HGF employees and HGF new hires, employment opportunities in HGFs are provided by young and small firms.
IRC Distributed Projects Initiative; IRC
Skills, knowledge, innovation, policy and practice; ESRC; ES/J008427/1
ES/J008427/1; ESRC, TSB, BIS, NESTA
The Development and Exploitation of Financial Innovation; G0484; ESRC-ECONOMIC & SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL; RES 598250054/ES/H008705/1
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JournalIndustrial and Corporate Change
PublisherOxford University Press
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- SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit Publications
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