What drives high growth? Characteristics of Australian firms

Date published:
1 December 2018

Understanding high-growth firms is important as these firms created most of the sales and value added in Australia over the past decade.

This paper estimates the impact of innovation and other business characteristics on turnover growth.

Using unique unit record data and advanced panel data techniques, we:

  • examine the patterns, characteristics and determinants of high-growth firms in Australia
  • focus on the roles of innovation and research and development in driving turnover growth.

Authors: Omer Majeed, Antonio Balaguer, David Hansell, Luke Hendrickson, Abasi Latcham and Tessa Satherley.