Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

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No 52: Firm migration in the Swedish wholesale trade sector

Johan Håkansson , Zuzana Macuchova and Niklas Rudholm ()
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Johan Håkansson: HUI Research, Postal: SE-103 29 Stockholm, Sweden, and Dalarna University, SE- 791 88 Falun, Sweden
Zuzana Macuchova: Dalarna University, Postal: SE- 791 88 Falun, Sweden
Niklas Rudholm: HUI Research, Postal: SE-103 29 Stockholm, Sweden, and Dalarna University, SE- 791 88 Falun, Sweden

Abstract: This paper analyzes the determinants of firm migration in the Swedish wholesale trade sector using a unique dataset covering over 10,000 Swedish wholesale trade firms during the years 2000 – 2004. The results indicate that there are negative correlations between profits, firm age, and firm size and the probability of firm migration. Also, there is a positive correlation between firm growth in the previous year and firm migration, indicating that growth opportunities that can not be realized at the present location is an important motive for migration.

Keywords: Firm re-location; firm entry; firm demography; hierarchical random effects; logistic regression model

JEL-codes: L22; L81; R11; R30

23 pages, July 1, 2011

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