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Daunfeldt, Sven-Olov
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Coad, A., Daunfeldt, S.-O. & Halvarsson, D. (2021). Amundsen versus Scott: are growth paths related to firm performance?. Small Business Economics
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Amundsen versus Scott: are growth paths related to firm performance?
2021 (English)In: Small Business Economics, ISSN 0921-898X, E-ISSN 1573-0913Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2021
National Category
Business Administration Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-38387 (URN)10.1007/s11187-021-00552-y (DOI)000698863400001 ()2-s2.0-85115638786 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-10-06 Created: 2021-10-06 Last updated: 2023-04-14Bibliographically approved
Huq, A. M., Daunfeldt, S.-O., Hartwig, F. & Rudholm, N. (2021). Free to Choose: Do Voluntary Audit Reforms Increase Employment Growth?. International Journal of the Economics of Business, 28(1), 163-178
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Free to Choose: Do Voluntary Audit Reforms Increase Employment Growth?
2021 (English)In: International Journal of the Economics of Business, ISSN 1357-1516, E-ISSN 1466-1829, Vol. 28, no 1, p. 163-178Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-35183 (URN)10.1080/13571516.2020.1802963 (DOI)000570781100001 ()2-s2.0-85091035773 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-10-14 Created: 2020-10-14 Last updated: 2023-04-14Bibliographically approved
Daunfeldt, S.-O., Gidehag, A. & Rudholm, N. (2021). How Do Firms Respond to Reduced Labor Costs?: Evidence from the 2007 Swedish Payroll Tax Reform. Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, 21(3), 315-338
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How Do Firms Respond to Reduced Labor Costs?: Evidence from the 2007 Swedish Payroll Tax Reform
2021 (English)In: Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, ISSN 1566-1679, E-ISSN 1573-7012, Vol. 21, no 3, p. 315-338Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-36765 (URN)10.1007/s10842-021-00356-6 (DOI)000625346500001 ()2-s2.0-85102186215 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-05-05 Created: 2021-05-05 Last updated: 2023-04-14
Lindgren, C., Daunfeldt, S.-O., Rudholm, N. & Yella, S. (2021). Is intertemporal price discrimination the cause of price dispersion in markets with low search costs?. Applied Economics Letters, 28(11), 968-971
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Is intertemporal price discrimination the cause of price dispersion in markets with low search costs?
2021 (English)In: Applied Economics Letters, ISSN 1350-4851, E-ISSN 1466-4291, Vol. 28, no 11, p. 968-971Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-34639 (URN)10.1080/13504851.2020.1789055 (DOI)000547967500001 ()2-s2.0-85087835810 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-08-03 Created: 2020-08-03 Last updated: 2023-04-14Bibliographically approved
Daunfeldt, S.-O., Mihaescu, O., Oner, O. & Rudholm, N. (2021). Retail and Place Attractiveness: The Effects of Big-Box Entry on Property Values. Geographical Analysis, 53(3), 467-498
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Retail and Place Attractiveness: The Effects of Big-Box Entry on Property Values
2021 (English)In: Geographical Analysis, ISSN 0016-7363, E-ISSN 1538-4632, Vol. 53, no 3, p. 467-498Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The opponents of big-box entry argue that large retail establishments generate a variety of negative externalities. The advocates, on the contrary, argue that access to a large retail market not only delivers direct economic benefits, but also a variety of positive spill-over effects, and therefore, can be considered a consumer amenity that increases the attractiveness of the entry location. To test the validity of these competing arguments, we use the entry of IKEA in Sweden as a quasi-experiment and investigate if increased access to retail is associated with place attractiveness, where attractiveness is proxied by residential property values. We find that entry by IKEA increases prices of the properties sold in the entry cities by, on average, 4.2% or 62,980 SEK (approximately 6,600 USD), but such an effect is statistically insignificant for the properties in the immediate vicinity of the new IKEA retail trade area. We also observe an attenuation of the effect with distance from the new IKEA store, where the properties located 10 km away experience a 2% price increase. Our results indicate that large retailers have the potential to increase place attractiveness, but perhaps not in the immediate vicinity of the new establishment.

National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-34633 (URN)10.1111/gean.12247 (DOI)000545055200001 ()2-s2.0-85087441960 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-08-03 Created: 2020-08-03 Last updated: 2023-04-14
Daunfeldt, S.-O. & Westerberg, H. S. (2020). High-growth Firms and the Labor Market Entry of First-generation Immigrants. International Review of Entrepreneurship, 18(2), 181-202, Article ID 1624.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>High-growth Firms and the Labor Market Entry of First-generation Immigrants
2020 (English)In: International Review of Entrepreneurship, ISSN 2009-2822, Vol. 18, no 2, p. 181-202, article id 1624Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The number of refugees in Europe has increased dramatically in recent years, and many countries are facing great challenges to integrating these refugees into their societies. A small group of high-growth firms have at the same time attracted attention because they create the most jobs at any given point in time. Using matched employer-employee data from Statistics Sweden, we find that these high-growth firms in general are more likely to recruit first-generation immigrants that are unemployed. This provides support for the hypothesis that managers in high-growth firms, to greater extents, recruit marginalized individuals because they want to take advantage of their growth opportunities. Rapidly growing firms are thus less selective in their hiring decisions, and policies that are focused on increasing the number of high-growth firms might also help immigrants who face difficulties entering the labor market.

National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Research Profiles 2009-2020, Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-35779 (URN)000600129500001 ()
Available from: 2021-01-07 Created: 2021-01-07 Last updated: 2024-01-12Bibliographically approved
Daunfeldt, S.-O., Johansson, D. & Seerar Westerberg, H. (2019). Which firms provide jobs for unemployed non-Western immigrants?. Service Industries Journal, 39(9-10), 762-778
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Which firms provide jobs for unemployed non-Western immigrants?
2019 (English)In: Service Industries Journal, ISSN 0264-2069, E-ISSN 1743-9507, Vol. 39, no 9-10, p. 762-778Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although the refugee immigration crisis is one of the major socio-economic challenges in Europe, we still lack knowledge on what characterizes firms that provide jobs for unemployed immigrants. We provide an answer by investigating firms that recruit unemployed non-Western immigrants using matched employer-employee data from Statistics Sweden. We find large industry differences; firms active in the service sectors, such as the hospitality, transport, and healthcare industries, are much more likely to hire unemployed non-Western immigrants than firms in high-tech and manufacturing industries. In addition, after controlling for educational attainment and industry of occupation, firms with at least one non-Western immigrant manager hire more than four times as many unemployed non-Western immigrants than firms without any non-Western immigrant managers. Public policies that target industries might thus also influence job opportunities for immigrants and, thereby, the possibility of their integration into society.

Keywords
Immigration, labor market, unemployment, networks, segregation, skill-sorting
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Research Profiles 2009-2020, Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-28888 (URN)10.1080/02642069.2018.1534961 (DOI)000469991000007 ()2-s2.0-85055576657 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-11-12 Created: 2018-11-12 Last updated: 2021-11-12Bibliographically approved
Huq, A. M., Daunfeldt, S.-O., Hartwig, F. & Rudholm, N. (2018). Free to choose: Do voluntary audit reforms increase employment growth?.
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2018 (English)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Many European countries have abolished mandatory audits for small firms to reduce the regulatory and administrative burden for these firms. However, we still lack knowledge on whether such legislative changes affect employment growth for those firms that become free to choose to have external audits. We investigate this question using a Swedish reform that made audits voluntary for small firms fulfilling certain requirements. The reform created an almost ideal natural experiment, which we use to evaluate the effects of voluntary audits on employment growth for small firms using a difference-in-difference estimator. We find that firms which fulfilled the requirements for voluntary auditing, compared to a control group of similar firms that did not, increased their employment growth rate by 0.39%. This corresponds to 1,830 jobs being created in the year following the reform, suggesting that mandatory audits act as a growth barrier for small firms.

Series
HUI Working Papers
Keywords
Firm growth; small business economics; regulatory reform; mandatory audit
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Research Profiles 2009-2020, Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-27352 (URN)
Available from: 2018-03-07 Created: 2018-03-07 Last updated: 2021-11-12Bibliographically approved
Daunfeldt, S.-O., Grek, Å., Hartwig, F. & Rudholm, N. (2017). Betydelsen av internt genererat kapital för en långsiktigt hållbar företagstillväxt (1ed.). In: Jörgen Lithander (Ed.), Perspektiv på kapitalförsörjning – en antologi om företagens finansiering och statens roll: (pp. 31-49). Stockholm: Tillväxtanalys
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Betydelsen av internt genererat kapital för en långsiktigt hållbar företagstillväxt
2017 (Swedish)In: Perspektiv på kapitalförsörjning – en antologi om företagens finansiering och statens roll / [ed] Jörgen Lithander, Stockholm: Tillväxtanalys , 2017, 1, p. 31-49Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Ett företags expansion kan finansieras med internt genererat kapital eller med hjälp av extern finansiering. Vi undersöker här hur omsättningstillväxten och överlevnadssannolikheten påverkas av företagets internt uppbyggda kapital. Undersökningen baseras på data över alla Sveriges aktiebolag under perioden 1997–2010.

Våra resultat indikerar att den initiala tillgången på internt uppbyggt kapital generellt sett inte är förknippad med en högre omsättningstillväxt eller ökade möjligheter att överleva på marknaden. Vi finner däremot att de företag som bygger upp interna medel innan de växer är mer sannolika att uppnå en långsiktigt hållbar tillväxt än de företag som växer innan de byggt upp ett internt kapital.

Resultaten indikerar också att företag som har varit med om uppköp eller sammanslagningar har både högre tillväxt och bättre chanser att överleva på marknaden.

Vi kan samtidigt konstatera att de skattade sambanden ofta är svaga trots det omfattande datamaterialet. Det tyder på att företagstillväxt i huvudsak är slumpmässig eller kan förklaras av variabler som är svåra att mäta och inkludera i kvantitativ analys. Detta bekräftas också av tidigare studier.

Våra resultat implicerar att framtida studier bör fokusera mer på hur företagen växer än på vad som kan förklara hur mycket de växer vid en viss tidpunkt.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Tillväxtanalys, 2017 Edition: 1
Keywords
Företagstillväxt, långsiktig överlevnad, kapital, eget kapital, finansiering
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Research Profiles 2009-2020, Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-24301 (URN)978-91-639-3009-6 (ISBN)
Note

Myndigheten för tillväxtpolitiska utvärderingar och analyser

Available from: 2017-02-15 Created: 2017-02-15 Last updated: 2021-11-12Bibliographically approved
Bornhäll, A., Daunfeldt, S.-O. & Rudholm, N. (2017). Employment protection legislation and firm growth: Evidence from a natural experiment. Industrial and Corporate Change, 26(1), 169-185
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Employment protection legislation and firm growth: Evidence from a natural experiment
2017 (English)In: Industrial and Corporate Change, ISSN 0960-6491, E-ISSN 1464-3650, Vol. 26, no 1, p. 169-185Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A Swedish reform in 2001 made it possible for firms with less than 11 employees to exclude two from the last-in-first-out principle in case of layoffs. The reform increased employment growth with over 4000 additional jobs per year among firms with five to nine employees. Firms with 10 employees became 3.4 percentage points less likely to increase their workforce, indicating that the introduced threshold kept them from growing. Thus, employment protection legislation seems to act as a growth barrier for small firms.

National Category
Economics
Research subject
Research Profiles 2009-2020, Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-22583 (URN)10.1093/icc/dtw017 (DOI)000397116700008 ()2-s2.0-85014433259 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-07-06 Created: 2016-07-06 Last updated: 2021-11-12Bibliographically approved
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