Review of Industrial Organization

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 1–11

Firm Survival in the Netherlands

  • David B. Audretsch
  • Patrick Houweling
  • A. Roy Thurik

DOI: 10.1023/A:1007824501527

Cite this article as:
Audretsch, D.B., Houweling, P. & Thurik, A.R. Review of Industrial Organization (2000) 16: 1. doi:10.1023/A:1007824501527


The purpose of this paper is to examine whether the dynamics of industrial organization differ in the Netherlands from what has emerged as a Stylized Fact in other countries. Because the Netherlands has pursued a unique set of institutions and policies comprising what has become known as the Polder Model, the factors leading to firm failure may systematically differ from those in other countries. We address this question using a longitudinal database from Statistics Netherlands (CBS) that identifies over two thousand firms in manufacturing and then tracks their performance over time.

Exit manufacturing industries survival 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • David B. Audretsch
    • 1
  • Patrick Houweling
    • 2
  • A. Roy Thurik
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Economic Policy Research Tinbergen, InstituteErasmus UniversityRotterdamthe Netherlands
  2. 2.Centre for Advanced Small Business Economics (CASBEC)Erasmus UniversityRotterdamthe Netherlands
  3. 3.Centre for Advanced Small Business EconomicsErasmus UniversityRotterdamthe Netherlands

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