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Do Firms Learn by Exporting or Learn to Export? Evidence from Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Swedish Manufacturing

  • Hansson, Pär

    ()

    (Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics)

  • Eliasson, Kent

    ()

    (Department of Economics, Umeå University)

  • Lindvert, Markus

    ()

    (Growth Analysis)

Using a matching approach, we compare the productivity trajectories of future exporters and matched and unmatched non-exporters. Future exporters have higher productivity than do unmatched non-exporters before entry into the export market, which indicates self-selection into exports. More interestingly, we also find a productivity increase among future exporters relative to matched non-exporters 1-2 years before export entry. However, the productivity gap between future exporters and matched non-exporters does not continue to grow after export entry. Our results suggest that learning-to-export occurs but that learning-by-exporting does not. In contrast to previous studies on Swedish manufacturing, we focus particularly on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

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Paper provided by Örebro University, School of Business in its series Working Papers with number 2009:15.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 16 Nov 2009
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Publication status: Published as Hansson, Pär, Kent Eliasson and Markus Lindvert, 'Do Firms Learn by Exporting or Learn to Export? Evidence from Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Swedish Manufacturing' in Small Business Economics, 2012, pages 453-472.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:oruesi:2009_015
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