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The Impact of Firms’ Characteristics on Export Barriers’ Perception: A Case of Serbian Exporters

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  • Predrag D. Radojevic
  • Darko Marjanovic
  • Tatjana Radovanov

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This papers analyses impact of fi rm characteristics, i.e. size, length of exporting experience, capital ownership and type of industry on export barriers´ perception in case of Serbian exporters. This study is aimed at an identifi cation of the barriers to export among examined factors of fi rm´s internal environment, domestic business environment and foreign markets to rank barriers according to their level of impact, to spot differences in evaluation of barriers depending on firm´s characteristics, and to examine correlation between firm´s characteristics and barriers to export. Main hypothesis in this research was that barriers to export for Serbian exporters have been similar to those faced by exporters in other countries, and that the level of their influence depends on firm´s characteristics. The empirical research has been conducted through a survey, using a questionnaire with 178 exporters taking part in it. Collected data have been analysed by descriptive statistics, differences among groups and correlation tests. The results imply that most export barriers refer to domestic business environment and that there is a correlation among firm´s size, length of export experience and capital ownership with certain factors that may cause problems for exporting business.

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  • Predrag D. Radojevic & Darko Marjanovic & Tatjana Radovanov, 2014. "The Impact of Firms’ Characteristics on Export Barriers’ Perception: A Case of Serbian Exporters," Prague Economic Papers, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2014(4), pages 426-445.
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    Keywords

    export; firm´s characteristics; factors of internal environment factors; factors of domestic business environment; factors of foreign markets; Serbia;

    JEL classification:

    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • M16 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - International Business Administration

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