Abstract

It is frequently argued that policymakers should target high-tech firms (HGFs), i.e., firms with high R&D intensity, because such firms are considered more innovative and therefore potential fast-growers. This argument relies on the assumption that the association among high-tech status, innovativeness and growth is actually positive. We examine this assumption by studying the industry distribution of high-growth firms across all Swedish 4-digit NACE industries.

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