The Growth Process in Firms: Job Creation by Firm Age

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Growth Firms Project: Phase IV

November 2006

David Halabisky, Small Business Branch, Industry Canada

The ongoing Growth Firms Project of Industry Canada's Small Business Branch looks at how firms grow and, more specifically, at the job creation process. This fourth phase of the project examines job creation and firm turnover at the national level over the 1993-2003 period and compares the results with earlier findings that covered the 1985 to 1999 period. In order to investigate the link between firm growth and firm life cycle, the study also looks at firm survival, the ability of firms to maintain growth over time and job creation by firm age.