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Export learning process in local supplier networks


  • Cubillo Pinilla, José María
  • Cerviño, Julio


The objective of this study is to analyze the influence of a multinational corporation on the productive network of the host territory and the proliferation of entrepreneurs. In particular, an attempt has been made to analyze the influence on the exporting activities of local SMEs, both suppliers and non-suppliers. The study has shown that strategic integrated suppliers show greater exporting tendencies than those which are not considered to be strategic suppliers for the MNC. Similarly, those companies whose founder and/or part of the executive team have worked previously in the MNC show greater levels of export activity, compared to those companies founded by local entrepreneurs.

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  • Cubillo Pinilla, José María & Cerviño, Julio, 2004. "Export learning process in local supplier networks," DEE - Working Papers. Business Economics. WB wb042910, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Economía de la Empresa.
  • Handle: RePEc:cte:wbrepe:wb042910

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