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Technology Import, R and D Spillover and Export: A Study of Automobile Sector in India

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  • Santosh K. Sahu

    () (Madras School of Economics)

  • K. Narayanan

    () (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai)

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We examine the importance of a firm’s R and D activity, technology import and intra-sectoral R and D spillovers on the decision to export and export intensity using firm level panel data for the Indian automobile sector from 2000-2014. R and D and technology import activities are found to be important determinants of export activity. There is evidence that R and D spillovers exert positive effects on firms’ export intensity and decision to export. In addition to these results, firm age and size are nonlinearly related to export decision and export intensity. Energy efficiency plays important role in export behavior for firms that are continuously exporting and those who are exporting at least for one year.

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  • Santosh K. Sahu & K. Narayanan, 2015. "Technology Import, R and D Spillover and Export: A Study of Automobile Sector in India," Working Papers 2015-098, Madras School of Economics,Chennai,India.
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    1. Santosh Kumar Sahu & Sunder Ramaswamy & Abishek Choutagunta, "undated". "Export Performance, Innovation, and Productivity in Indian Manufacturing Firms," Working Papers 2017-159, Madras School of Economics,Chennai,India.

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    Keywords

    Decision to export; Export intensity; Indian automobile sector; R and D intensity; Technology import intensity;

    JEL classification:

    • L10 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - General
    • L21 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Business Objectives of the Firm
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • L62 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Automobiles; Other Transportation Equipment; Related Parts and Equipment

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