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Local Spillovers, Firm Organization and Export Behaviour: Evidence from the French Food Industry

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  • Emmanuelle Chevassus-Lozza
  • Danielle Galliano

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C HEVASSUS-LOZZA E. and G ALLIANO D. (2003) Local spillovers, firm organization and export behaviour: evidence from the French food industry, Reg. Studies 37 , 147-158. The objective of this paper is to determine the respective effects of spatial externalities (urban and industrial economies of agglomeration), specific internal characteristics (due to the organization of firms) and industrial spillovers (due to national specialization) on the export behaviour of firms. For this purpose, this econometric study, based on individual data of firms, distinguishes two aspects: firstly, the firms' decision to export or not; and, secondly its export performance. The first results confirm that the competitiveness of firms is not only due to the effect of national specialization, but also to firms specific advantages that are closely related to the characteristics of their spatial environment.

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Volume (Year): 37 (2003)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 147-158

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Keywords: Competitiveness; Spatial Externalities; Multi-plant Firms; Corporate Group; Food Industry;

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  1. Johansson, Börje & Warda, Peter, 2013. "Internal and External Knowledge Sources of New Export Products," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 331, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.
  2. Danielle GALLIANO (LEREPS-GRES & INRA-ETIC ) & Pascale ROUX (ADIS, Université Paris Sud ), 2005. "The evolution of the spatial digital divide: From internet adoption to internet use by french industrial firms," Cahiers du GRES 2005-25, Groupement de Recherches Economiques et Sociales.
  3. Emmanuelle Chevassus-Lozza & Danielle Galliano, 2009. "Intra-firm trade in the context of European integration: evidence from the French multinational agribusiness," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 25(1), pages 128-143.
  4. Jens Abildtrup & Virginie Piguet & Bertrand Schmitt, 2011. "The impact of agro-food industry on employment and population changes: The case of Denmark and France'," ERSA conference papers ersa10p1622, European Regional Science Association.
  5. Chevassus-Lozza, Emmanuelle & Latouche, Karine, 2008. "Heterogeneous firms and trade costs: a reading of French access to European agro-food market," 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium 44123, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  6. Danielle Galliano & Pascale Roux, 2006. "Les inégalités spatiales dans l'usage des tic. Le cas des firmes industrielles françaises," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 57(6), pages 1449-1475.
  7. Marasteanu, I. Julia & Jaenicke, Edward C., 2013. "Agglomeration and Spatial Dependence in Certified Organic Operations in the United States," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 149551, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  8. Diez-Vial, Isabel, 2011. "Geographical cluster and performance: The case of Iberian ham," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 36(4), pages 517-525, August.
  9. Roberto Antonietti & Giulio Cainelli, 2009. "International linkages, local externalities, innovation and productivity. A structural model of Italian manufacturing firms," Openloc Working Papers 0905, Public policies and local development.
  10. Roberto Antonietti & Giulio Cainelli, 2011. "The role of spatial agglomeration in a structural model of innovation, productivity and export: a firm-level analysis," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, vol. 46(3), pages 577-600, June.
  11. Joshua Drucker, 2009. "Trends in Regional Industrial Concentration in the United States," Working Papers 09-06, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.

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