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Size distribution of firms
A description of the size pattern of firms in an industry or economy. It is constructed by choosing some suitable measurement of size (total sales, number employed, net assets, etc.) and then establishing size classes, e.g.:
number employed: less than 10 11 – 20 21 – 50 51 – 100 and so on
Then the number of firms falling within each size class is calculated, and these numbers are tabulated against the size classes. This then gives the size distribution of firms.
Reference: The Penguin Dictionary of Economics, 3rd edt.
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