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Technology and export behaviour: A resource-based view approach

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  • López Rodríguez, José
  • García Rodríguez, Rafael M.

A firm's capacity to enter and sell products in international markets requires an important degree of competitiveness, which fundamentally resides in its intangible resources. Thus, in the current work and drawing from the resource-based view of the firm, we analyse the influence of a firm's technological capacity on both its decision to export and its export intensity from a sample of Spanish manufacturing firms using non-linear regression models. Our findings show that product innovations, patents and process innovations positively and significantly affect both the decision to export and the export intensity. R&D spending intensity is not significant in the decision to export, although it is significant in export intensity.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Business Review.

Volume (Year): 14 (2005)
Issue (Month): 5 (October)
Pages: 539-557

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