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Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2014

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This fourth edition of Entrepreneurship at a Glance presents an original collection of indicators for measuring the state of entrepreneurship and its determinants, produced by the OECD-Eurostat Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme. The 2014 edition contains new indicators at the regional level, and a thematic chapter on innovation activities by firms of different size.

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Productivity by enterprise size

Firm size matters for productivity. Larger firms are on average more productive than smaller ones, particularly in the manufacturing sector, partly reflecting gains from returns to scale, for instance through capital-intensive production. However, this is not universally true. In some countries, for example Switzerland, data indicates that medium-sized firms have higher productivity than larger firms, possibly reflecting specialisation in high-value products.

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