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Dissecting the impact of innovation on exporting in Turkey

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  • Alessia Lo Turco
  • Daniela Maggioni

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Does innovating promote firms' export probability? By separately modelling - theoretically as well as empirically - the impact of process and product innovation, we show that the joint adoption of both innovation strategies fosters Turkish firms' first time export entry in rich destination markets. Nevertheless, innovation strengthens firms' export probability. As predicted by our theoretical sketch, product innovation matters in particular for exporting to developing economies, while process innovation reinforces the role of product innovation for exporting to richer markets.

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  • Alessia Lo Turco & Daniela Maggioni, 2015. "Dissecting the impact of innovation on exporting in Turkey," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 24(4), pages 309-338, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:ecinnt:v:24:y:2015:i:4:p:309-338
    DOI: 10.1080/10438599.2014.946311
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    • D22 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis
    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives

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