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UK Export Behaviour at the Firm Level

  • A R Gourlay
  • J S Seaton
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    We estimate Probit and truncated regression models that incorporate the key theoretical explanations of firm-level export activity for a panel of UK firms over the period 1988 to 2001. Results support the resource-based, human capital and technological innovation explanations of firm-level export activity. In addition, we find that the level of the Sterling-Dollar exchange rate has a significant impact on both the decision to export and the level of export intensity, although the volatility of the exchange rate is found to vary between industries.

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    Volume (Year): 9 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 2 (September)
    Pages: 1-20

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