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Frame of Image DUSTRIAL NETWORKING AND SMALL AND MEDIUM FIRMS By Yeon-Sook Park
DISSERTATION
Submitted to KDI School of Public Policy and Management in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of
Ph. D. IN PUBLIC POLICY Committee in charge Professor Professor Professor Hun-Joo PARK, Chairperson Tae-Jong KIM Byung-Joon AHN
Approved May 31, 2006 Spring 2006
 2006 by Yeon-Sook Park All rights reserved.
ABSTRACT
ESSAYS ON INDUSTRIAL NETWORKING AND SMALL AND MEDIUM FIRMS By Yeon-Sook Park
The three essays presented in this dissertation aim to investigate the relationship between industrial networking and the growth of small and medium firms in Korea.
Chapter 1 .
Firm Size, Age, Industrial Networking, and Growth: A Case of Korean Manufacturing
The first essay investigates the relationships among firm size, age, industrial networking, and firm growth using the balanced panel data of 7,889 Korean manufacturing firms between 1994 and 2003. The result confirms Evans’ study in 1987 that firm size and age have significant negative effects on firm growth and significant positive impacts on firm survivability. The primary issue of this study involves an investigation of the effects of industrial networking such as subcontracting and clustering on firm growth. Subcontracting is not a significant factor for firm growth and survivability. The subcontracting dependency rate is not particularly important to firm growth either, while more highly dependent firms are more likely to exit in the sub


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Title Essays on industrial networking and small and medium firms
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Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Park, Yeon-Sook

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[Seoul]:KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date 2007
Pages 102
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Industry and Technology < Entrepreneurship
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management

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