Location, Internationalization and Performance of Firms in Italy: a Multilevel Approach
AbstractCompetition is increasingly crossing borders. However, location still matters: the most successful competitors in an industry often cluster in the same geographic areas and companies use the advantages of location to compete at a global level. When competing across borders, firms can coordinate among different activities in a variety of ways to harness network advantages. This paper analyses how Italian firms’ performance, proxied by their propensity to export, depends both on geographical and institutional context and on individual characteristics. Using a multilevel model, we estimate and distinguish the effect of individual (firm level) and context variables (province level) on the performance of internationalized Italian firms.
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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Exports; Multilevel Model; Heterogeneity;
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- Giorgia Giovannetti & Giorgio Ricchiuti & Margherita Velucchi, 2013. "Location, internationalization and performance of firms in Italy: a multilevel approach," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(18), pages 2665-2673, June.
- C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
- F1 - International Economics - - Trade
- F2 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business
- L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-09-26 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2009-09-26 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-INT-2009-09-26 (International Trade)
- NEP-SBM-2009-09-26 (Small Business Management)
- NEP-URE-2009-09-26 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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