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Productivity Growth and Firm Size Distribution
Jun 01, 1996
Zoltan Acs, Randall Morck, and Bernard Yeung



Productivity growth is a basic concern in economics. In this paper, we empirically examine the relationship between productivity growth and firm size distribution.

Our study is based on cross-sectional industry data pooled from two sources: the NBER Manufacturing Productivity Database and the New Census Based Small Business Data Base from the SBA office. We find that productivity growth is positively associated with the level and the growth of larger firms' market share.