High-growth firms: Stylized facts and conflicting results

Fabiana Moreno, Alex Coad

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High-growth firms (HGFs) make a considerable contribution to economic growth, and in recent years they have received increasing interest from entrepreneurship scholars. By analysing recent findings in the literature of high-growth firms, this study identifies some Stylized Facts, as well as contradictory findings, and also some unknowns regarding the determinants and internal strategies of HGFs, particularly on the persistence of their superior growth performance and the implications of recent findings for economic policy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-230
Number of pages44
JournalAdvances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Economic growth
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Gazelles
  • High-growth firms
  • Job creation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)


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