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Internationalisation and performance at the firm-level: what we learn from Italy

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This paper surveys 71 contributions on internationalisation and performance of Italian enterprises. It covers empirical studies (including working papers), published between 1992 and 2014, taking a microeconomic perspective and analysing the potential links between firms’ global involvement and heterogeneity in economic, human capital and innovation and financial measures. The discussion is organised in an intuitive and non-technical way. At the same time, we devote particular attention to studying the different papers from many points of view, including their internationalisation measures, performance indicators, empirical approach, causality and results. Copyright Associazione Amici di Economia e Politica Industriale 2015

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  • Valeria Gattai, 2015. "Internationalisation and performance at the firm-level: what we learn from Italy," Economia e Politica Industriale: Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, Springer;Associazione Amici di Economia e Politica Industriale, vol. 42(4), pages 475-509, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:epolin:v:42:y:2015:i:4:p:475-509
    DOI: 10.1007/s40812-015-0019-0
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