Economic performance and international trade engagement: the case of Portuguese manufacturing firms
AbstractBy combining economic and financial data for Portuguese manufacturing firms with data on their exports and imports, we uncover some aspects of the relationship between international trade engagement and firms’ performances. In line with recent theoretical and empirical developments in the international trade literature: (i) we testify that Portuguese international trade is highly concentrated, especially on the import side, and both in inter- and intra-sector terms; (ii) we corroborate previous studies and theses according to which two-way traders outperform only importers, only exporters and above all domestic firms; (iii) we find that the greater the diversification of markets and goods (especially with regard to imports), the better the performance achieved by internationalised firms; (iv) we notice that the higher the intensity of firms’ international trade (especially imports), the better their performance; (v) we also present evidence that destination markets for exports and origin markets for imports are also important in explaining firm’s performance. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2013
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International trade; Firm performance; Diversification; JEL classification ; C23; F14; F23;
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- Armando Silva & Oscar Afonso & Ana Paula Africano, 2011. "Economic performance and international trade engagement: the case of Portuguese manufacturing firms," GEE Papers 0037, Gabinete de Estratégia e Estudos, Ministério da Economia e da Inovação, revised May 2011.
- Armando Silva & Óscar Afonso & Ana Paula Africano, 2010. "Economic performance and international trade engagement: the case of Portuguese manufacturing firms," FEP Working Papers 369, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
- C20 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - General
- F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
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