oru.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Do firms learn by exporting or learn to export?: Evidence from small and medium-sized enterprises
Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2575-6114
2012 (English)In: Small Business Economics, ISSN 0921-898X, E-ISSN 1573-0913, Vol. 39, no 2, p. 453-472Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Using a matching approach, we compare the productivity trajectories of future export-entrants and matched nonentrants. Future exporters have higher productivity than do nonentrants before entry into international markets, which indicates self-selection into exports. More interestingly, we also observe a productivity increase among export-entrants relative to nonentrants before export entry. This might be explained by higher investments in physical capital prior to export entry. We find no evidence that the productivity gap between export-entrants and nonentrants continues to grow after export entry. Our results suggest that learning to export occurs but that learning by exporting does not. In contrast to previous studies on Swedish manufacturing, we focus particularly on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2012. Vol. 39, no 2, p. 453-472
Keywords [en]
Productivity, Learning to export, Learning by exporting, Matching
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-25716DOI: 10.1007/s11187-010-9314-3ISI: 000305806900011Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84863103666OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-25716DiVA, id: diva2:549989
Available from: 2012-09-06 Created: 2012-09-06 Last updated: 2017-10-11Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records BETA

Hansson, Pär

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Hansson, Pär
By organisation
Örebro University School of Business
In the same journal
Small Business Economics
Economics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 540 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf