Structural Macroeconomic Change and the Size Pattern of Manufacturing Firms

Authors: Trau, F.

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The crisis of the so-called Golden Age regime has been paralleled since the late 1960s by an increasing importance of market exchanges as opposed to vertically integrated manufacturing activity, leading to major changes in the size structure of firms. These changes have generally taken the form of an employment shift towards low-scale firms, lower average size and a higher number of manufacturing units. This book tries to explain on theoretical grounds the reasons for such important discontinuity.

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FABRIZIO TRAÙ is Senior Economist in the Research Department of the Confederation of Italian Industries, Italy, and Research Associate at the ESRC Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge, UK

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Traù, Fabrizio

  • The Macroeconomic Context in Historical Perspective: Exogenous and Endogenous Changes in Firms’ ‘Competitive Environment’

    Pages 7-28

    Traù, Fabrizio

  • A Theoretical Framework

    Pages 29-50

    Traù, Fabrizio

  • Empirical Analysis I: Employment Shares and Absolute Employment Growth at the Size Level for Firms and Establishments: Six Industrial Countries in Two Different Phases of Industrial Development

    Pages 51-77

    Traù, Fabrizio

  • Empirical Analysis II: The Number of Business Units and their Average Size over the Long Run: Models of Industrial Development

    Pages 78-101

    Traù, Fabrizio

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Structural Macroeconomic Change and the Size Pattern of Manufacturing Firms
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-4395-8
DOI
10.1057/9781403943958
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-1804-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-51387-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 187
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