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A technological and organisational explanation for the size distribution of firms

Gans, Joshua; Quiggin, John


This paper combines insights from the literature on the economics of organisation with traditional models of market structure to construct a theory of equilibrium firm size heterogeneity under the assumption of a homogenous product industry. It is possible that configurations consisting entirely of small firms (run by entrepreneurs with limited attention) and with larger firms (using managerial techniques to substitute away these limits to allow increasing returns technologies to become...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Small Business Economics
DOI: 10.1023/A:1025788400818


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