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Small Business Economics

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 211–222 | Cite as

Determinants of Firm Start-Up Size: An Application of Quantile Regression for Ireland

  • Holger Görg
  • Eric Strobl
  • Frances Ruane
Article

Abstract

In this paper we provide empirical evidence on the determinants of firm start-up size using data for the manufacturing sector in Ireland, and compare our results with recent findings for Portuguese manufacturing industries (Mata and Machado, 1996). To allow for firm heterogeneity between firm entrants we use quantile regression techniques for our empirical estimation. We find that the determinants of start-up size differ in their importance for small and large-scale entrants. In particular, industry size and industry growth seem to affect large-scale entrants only.

Keywords

Empirical Evidence Regression Technique Industrial Organization Manufacturing Industry Quantile Regression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Holger Görg
    • 1
  • Eric Strobl
    • 2
  • Frances Ruane
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Public Policy, Economics & LawUniversity of Ulster at JordanstownNewtownabbeyNorthern Ireland
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of the West IndiesSt. AugustineRepublic of Trinidad and Tobago
  3. 3.Department of EconomicsTrinity CollegeDublin 2Republic of Ireland

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