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The determinants of export behaviour in UK service firms

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  • Adrian Gourlay
  • Jonathan Seaton
  • Joy Suppakitjarak
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    This paper examines the determinants of export behaviour for a panel of UK service industry firms from 1988 to 2001. Export behaviour is modelled in a dual manner: as both the decision to export and the intensity of exporting. The results indicate that firm size, research intensity, average director's pay and the variance of the sterling--dollar exchange rate all increase the probability of becoming an exporter. In addition, the results indicate that the process underlying a firm's decision to export is a separate one from that determining export intensity, implying that the two decisions should be modelled separately.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal The Service Industries Journal.

    Volume (Year): 25 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 7 (October)
    Pages: 879-889

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:servic:v:25:y:2005:i:7:p:879-889
    DOI: 10.1080/02642060500134154
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