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This post is a bit too empiricist.

Prosperity depends on specialization and division of labor. That can happen within or across organizations.

Because organizations frequently facilitate increased division of labor, organizational growth is usually part of economic development. But it's not a sufficient condition or an end in itself.

Don't target business growth per se. Target technology adoption. Target acquisition of specialized skills. Target division of labor, trade, increase of money incomes. Business growth will follow, to some extent, but it's also possible that countries could achieve high levels of economic development with a lot fewer large businesses than are characteristic of rich countries today.

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