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Exportverhalten in West- und Ostdeutschland – Determinanten und Anpassungsprozesse

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  • Sabine Engelmann
  • Michaela Fuchs

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Between East and West German plants there are still large differences in export behaviour in spite of the continuous adjustment process. Based on the IAB establishment register from 2001 to 2010, this paper investigates which plant characteristics determine the decision to export and the export shares in East and West Germany as well as the reasons for the differences in export performance of the two regions. For this we apply logit and fractional logit models and decompose the estimation results. The results highlight human and physical capital, innovations, plant size, ownership structure, plant organisation and industry affiliation as major determinants. However, they explain at most 60 per cent of the observed differences. Over time, increasingly other determinants than those under consideration seem to be responsible for the adjustment process between East and West Germany.

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  • Sabine Engelmann & Michaela Fuchs, 2012. "Exportverhalten in West- und Ostdeutschland – Determinanten und Anpassungsprozesse," Schmollers Jahrbuch : Journal of Applied Social Science Studies / Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, vol. 132(4), pages 549-580.
  • Handle: RePEc:aeq:aeqsjb:v132_y2012_i4_q4_p549-580
    DOI: 10.3790/schm.132.4.549
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    1. Christian Ochsner & Michael Weber, 2014. "Die Kleinteiligkeit der ostdeutschen Wirtschaft – dynamisch betrachtet," ifo Dresden berichtet, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 21(05), pages 22-33, October.
    2. Alexander Eck & Carolin Fritzsche & Jan Kluge & Joachim Ragnitz & Felix Rösel, 2015. "Analyse der finanzkraftbestimmenden Rahmenbedingungen und strukturellen Spezifika ostdeutscher Flächenländer," ifo Dresden Studien, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, number 76, October.
    3. Fuchs, Michaela & Wesling, Mirko & Weyh, Antje, 2014. "Potenzialnutzung in Ostdeutschland : eine Analyse von Angebot und Nachfrage auf dem Arbeitsmarkt," IAB-Forschungsbericht 201406, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
    4. Julia Heller & Jan Kluge & Christian Ochsner, 2014. "Stimmt die Chemie? Die Export- und Forschungsstärke der Chemischen und Pharmazeutischen Industrie im Ost-West-Vergleich," ifo Dresden berichtet, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 21(06), pages 11-19, December.

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    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance

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