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Plus grandes, plus fortes, plus loin.... Les performances des firmes exportatrices françaises

  • Matthieu Crozet
  • Isabelle Méjean
  • Soledad Zignago

This article examines the performances of French exporting firms. Using a highly detailed database, we confirm that exporting firms are much bigger, more productive and more profitable than domestic ones. This difference is particularly strong for firms exporting to non-eu markets, and for small businesses. For large businesses, the discrepancy between exporters and domestic firms is fairly small, and non-significant in some industries and for firms that only export to eu destinations. Our results suggest that export-enhancing public policies should target small businesses and firms attempting to export to remote countries. Classification JEL : F1

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Article provided by Presses de Sciences-Po in its journal Revue économique.

Volume (Year): 62 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 717-736

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Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_624_0717
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