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Overseas Links as Export Conduits

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  • Aoife Hanley

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This paper investigates the relationship between exports and overseas links using data from the UK Community Innovation Survey. Overseas vertical and horizontal links are associated with an average increase in export intensity of 74 and 156 percent for vertical and horizontal overseas links respectively. Firm size shows no significant interactions with overseas links. The data suggests that overseas links are a relatively infrequent form of conducting trade. My findings support the role of Government in fostering overseas links despite their rarity, since they are effective export conduits

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Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1483.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2009
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Handle: RePEc:kie:kieliw:1483

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Keywords: exports; networks; outsourcing; vertical integration;

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  1. Qian Cher Li & Andrea Mina & Bruce S. Tether & Karl Wennberg, 2011. "Diversification and Human Capital as Antecedents of Internationalization amongst Professional Service Firms: A Study of UK Based Engineering Consultants," DRUID Working Papers, DRUID, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy/Aalborg University, Department of Business Studies 11-15, DRUID, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy/Aalborg University, Department of Business Studies.

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