The anatomy of high growth firms in Scotland

Brown, Ross and Mason, Colin (2010) The anatomy of high growth firms in Scotland. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 34 (2). pp. 67-76. ISSN 2046-5378

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There is a growing volume of scholarly evidence from various countries which points to high growth firms (HGFs) as a key force fuelling economic growth. These businesses are typically highly dynamic enterprises which undertake very rapid growth, generating substantial levels of turnover and employment growth over relatively short periods of time (BERR, 2009; Anyadike-Danes et al, 2009; Mason et al, 2009; Henrekson and Johnannson, 2010).