Journal Article

Creative destruction and aggregate productivity growth

Abstract: Productivity growth is the engine of economic growth and is responsible for rising standards of living. But all firms do not partake equally in the nation's productivity growth. Rather, according to economist Joseph Schumpeter's theory, firms undergo a process of \\"creative destruction\\": New firms that adapt to new knowledge cause the decline and eventual demise of incumbent firms. In \\"Creative Destruction and Aggregate Productivity Growth,\\" Shigeru Fujita surveys recent studies that examine the role of creative destruction in aggregate productivity growth.

Keywords: Productivity;

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Part of Series: Business Review

Publication Date: 2008

Issue: Q3

Pages: 12-20