Definition: Concentration of enterprises

Business demography

Concentration of enterprises refers to demographic events (mergers and take-overs) involving more than one enterprise before and one enterprise after the event. 

The term may also be used to denote that the population of enterprises gets fewer owners or is spread over a reduced number of enterprise groups.
Source:
Eurostat and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), "Eurostat - OECD Manual on Business Demography Statistics (Edition 2007)", Methodologies and Working Papers, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2007
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