This paper makes an attempt to illustrate the use of econometric models as frame of reference for diagnosing small firm performance. For this purpose, two models are developed explaining differences in labour productivity and profitability among Dutch flower exporters. In addition, we show how these models can be used for inter-firm performance comparisons.

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van Dalen, J., & Thurik, R. (1991). Labour productivity and profitability in the Dutch flower trade. Small Business Economics: an entrepreneurship journal, 3(2), 131–144. doi:10.1007/BF00388447