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Innovation, exports and productivity

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  • Cassiman, Bruno
  • Golovko, Elena
  • Martínez-Ros, Ester

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We argue that the positive association found between firm productivity and exports in the literature relates to the firm's innovation decisions. Using a panel of Spanish manufacturing firms we find strong evidence that product innovation - and not process innovation - affects productivity and induces small non-exporting firms to enter the export market.

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  • Cassiman, Bruno & Golovko, Elena & Martínez-Ros, Ester, 2010. "Innovation, exports and productivity," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 28(4), pages 372-376, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:indorg:v:28:y:2010:i:4:p:372-376
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