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Caractéristiques et performances des firmes exportatrices françaises

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  • Flora Bellone
  • Patrick Musso
  • Lionel Nesta
  • Michel Quéré

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This paper investigates the relationship between export and productivity on a panel of 23000 French manufacturing firms over the period 1990-2002. Exporting firms are found to be larger, more capital intensive and more productive than non-exporting firms. This export premium echoes those recently found for other OECD countries. However, French manufacturing firms reveal two peculiar features. First, their average export intensity is low, especially within the group of the Small and Medium Size Firms, whereas their participation to export markets is relatively large as compared to other European countries. Second, the productivity advantage of exporting firms does not predate entry into export markets. Rather, French exporting firms displays above average productivity levels because of post-entry gains linked to learning effect. Those productivity gains become larger as the firm devotes a larger share of its sales to export. JEL Codes: F10, L60, D24.

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  • Flora Bellone & Patrick Musso & Lionel Nesta & Michel Quéré, 2006. "Caractéristiques et performances des firmes exportatrices françaises," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 98(3), pages 183-212.
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    1. Flora Bellone & Patrick Musso & Lionel Nesta & Frédéric Warzynski, 2009. "L'effet pro-concurrentiel de l'intégration européenne. Une analyse de l'évolution des taux de marge dans les industries manufacturières françaises," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 0(1), pages 139-163.
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    3. Mohammad Movahedi & Olivier Gaussens, 2011. "Innovation, productivité et exportation : Y-a-t-il un effet d'auto-sélection consciente? Une étude empirique sur les PMI de basse-Normandie," Economics Working Paper Archive (University of Rennes 1 & University of Caen) 201123, Center for Research in Economics and Management (CREM), University of Rennes 1, University of Caen and CNRS.
    4. Flora Bellone & Sarah Guillou & Lionel Nesta, 2009. "Are Export Premia Robust to Innovation Statistics ?," Documents de Travail de l'OFCE 2009-15, Observatoire Francais des Conjonctures Economiques (OFCE).
    5. Bouët, Antoine & Vaubourg, Anne-Gaël, 2016. "Financial constraints and international trade with endogenous mode of competition," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 68(C), pages 179-194.
    6. Movahedi, Mohammad & Gaussens, Olivier, 2011. "Innovation, productivity, and export: Evidence from SMEs in Lower Normandy, France," MPRA Paper 40443, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 07 Jun 2012.
    7. Movahedi, Mohammad & Shahbazi, Kiumars & Gaussens, Olivier, 2017. "Innovation and willingness to export: Is there an effect of conscious self-selection?," Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), vol. 11, pages 1-22.

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    JEL classification:

    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity

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