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Export intensity in UK firms


  • Adrian Gourlay
  • Jonathan Seaton


The determination of export intensity for a panel of 1623 UK firms from 1988 to 2001 was investigated. The results support most theories of export intensity, and in particular the role of firm size, product differentiation, governance and technological factors. By exploiting the heterogeneity of firm financial calendars a unique Sterling-Dollar exchange rate is calculated for each firm which is found to have a significant effect on export intensity.

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  • Adrian Gourlay & Jonathan Seaton, 2003. "Export intensity in UK firms," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(8), pages 471-477.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:10:y:2003:i:8:p:471-477 DOI: 10.1080/1350485032000090785

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    1. Adrian Gourlay & Jonathan Seaton, 2004. "The determinants of firm diversification in UK quoted companies," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 36(18), pages 2059-2071.
    2. A. Gourlay & J. Seaton, 2004. "Explaining the decision to export: evidence from UK firms," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 11(3), pages 153-158.

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