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Firm Dynamics and Institutional Participation: A Case Study on Informality of Micro-Enterprises in Peru

Jäckle, Annette E and Li, Carmen A (2003) Firm Dynamics and Institutional Participation: A Case Study on Informality of Micro-Enterprises in Peru. UNSPECIFIED. UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

Using panel data on micro-enterprises from Peru, we find evidence suggesting that firm dynamics explain 'formality', i.e. the decision to participate in societal institutions. In particular, we find that participation increases with firm size and age, implying transition of firms to formality as they grow. The distinct characteristics of sub-groups, segmented according to life-cycle criteria, further support the role of firm dynamics and life-cycle considerations for the analysis of participation.

Item Type: Monograph (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: HB;
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2012 16:09
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 18:09
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3620

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