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A Note on Employment and GDP in Family-Owned Business: A Descriptive Analysis
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Stockholm School of Economics/EHFF, Stockholm, Sweden .
The Ratio Institute, Stockholm, Sweden and Dalarna University, Borlänge.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2011 (English)In: Family Business Review, ISSN 0894-4865, E-ISSN 1741-6248, Vol. 24, no 4, 362-371 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Swedish government gathers information that helps identify family-owned businesses and enabled the authors to analyze every business in the economy over a longer period than has heretofore been reported. Using these data, the authors found that family-owned businesses account for up to one fourth of total employment and one fifth of gross domestic product in Sweden. These shares have increased over time due, in part, to economic policy. The authors compare their findings with other studies and suggest how Sweden and other governments might make family firm data more readily available for researchers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. Vol. 24, no 4, 362-371 p.
Keyword [en]
family firms, employment, GDP, Sweden, ownership
National Category
Economic History
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-73259DOI: 10.1177/0894486511420138ISI: 000297705100006OAI: diva2:470309
Available from: 2011-12-28 Created: 2011-12-28 Last updated: 2014-03-14Bibliographically approved
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1. Family Matters: Essays on Family Firms and Employment Protection
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Family Matters: Essays on Family Firms and Employment Protection
2013 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis is a study of firm dynamics, family ownership, and employment protection. It addresses the implications of employment protection on firm productivity and how family owned firms react differently with regard to economic shocks. It also investigates whether family ownership matters for the probability of exhibiting high growth. By using a novel data identification strategy, family ownership is identified in full population register data. The thesis also highlights some important caveats in the official statistics on self-employment.

Abstract [sv]

Denna avhandling behandlar företagsdynamik, familjeägande och anställningsskydd. I avhandlingen analyseras anställningsskyddet och hur det påverkar företagens produktivitet, samt hur familjeägda företag reagerar på chocker inom industrin. I avhandlingen analyseras också hur familjeägande påverkar sannolikheten för ett företag att uppnå en hög tillväxttakt. Genom att kombinera olika statistikkällor kan samtliga familjeföretag i den den svenska företagspopulationen identifieras. Avhandlingen belyser också några av de problem som finns i den officiella statistiken över egenföretagare. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2013. 35 p.
Linköping Studies in Arts and Science, ISSN 0282-9800 ; 592
Family firms, employment protection, firm dynamics, high-growth firms, Familjeföretag, anställningsskydd, företagsdynamik, snabbväxande företag
National Category
Economics and Business Economics Business Administration
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-100156 (URN)10.3384/diss.diva-100156 (DOI)978-91-7519-495-0 (print) (ISBN)
Public defence
2013-11-29, ACAS, Hus A, Campus Valla, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 10:15 (English)
Available from: 2013-10-30 Created: 2013-10-30 Last updated: 2015-06-02Bibliographically approved

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