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Internationalization and economic performance of enterprises: evidence from firm-level data

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  • Hagemejer, Jan
  • Kolasa, Marcin

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This paper provides evidence on the relative performance of internationalized firms using Polish firm-level data spanning over the period of 1996-2005. We distinguish between three modes of internationalization: exporting, importing of capital goods and foreign direct investment. Our results point strongly at superior performance of exporters vs. non-exporters importers vs. non-importers and foreign affiliates vs. domestic firms. We also find evidence for significant horizontal and backward productivity spillovers from all three types of international activity.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 8720.

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  1. Tomáš Havránek & Zuzana Iršová, 2011. "How to Stir Up FDI Spillovers: Evidence from a Large Meta-Analysis," Working Papers IES, Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Economic Studies 2011/34, Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Economic Studies, revised Oct 2011.
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