Long-run Perspectives on Mid-size Firms: The Role of Productivity and Geographic Scope
Articles and reports: 11F0019M2019004
Description: This paper uses Canadian business microdata for 1999 to 2013 to study the characteristics of private-sector medium-sized firms that transition to the large or small size classes. A firm’s size class is defined over a three-year window to ensure that it represents the firm’s long-term state rather than a transient state for a given year. The paper examines what distinguishes medium-sized firms that become large from those that revert to being small.
Issue Number: 2019004
Main Product: Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series