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Sobre los determinantes de la propensión exportadora de las empresas: ¿Qué nos dicen los datos?
[On the determinants of firms' export propensity]


  • Lago-Peñas, Santiago
  • Prada, Albino
  • Sánchez, Patricio


In this paper we analyze the determinants of the export performance firms. The methodology used is reminiscent of that of previous studies. The main novelty is the use of information provided by a specific field work done to effect. The analysis shows that export propensity is growing the more extensive in time is the export experience, and is larger when the company has benefited from state support internationalization. Foreign direct investment by companies not replace export intensity but seems to reinforce it at least to a size threshold of 250 employees. Finally, technology companies classifiable as high or medium-high by OECD standards do show a greater propensity to export.

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  • Lago-Peñas, Santiago & Prada, Albino & Sánchez, Patricio, 2012. "Sobre los determinantes de la propensión exportadora de las empresas: ¿Qué nos dicen los datos?
    [On the determinants of firms' export propensity]
    ," MPRA Paper 45546, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:45546

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    1. Salvador Barrios & Holger Goerg & Eric Strobl, 2003. "Explaining Firms' Export Behaviour: R&D, Spillovers and the Destination Market," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 65(4), pages 475-496, September.
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    1. Lago-Peñas, Santiago & Sanchez-Fernandez, Patricio, 2016. "La internacionalización de la empresa gallega. Resultados 2015 de la Encuesta Ardán de empresa internacionalizada
      [The internationalization of the Galician companies. Results of the 2015 Ardan Surv
      ," MPRA Paper 72889, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Jul 2016.
    2. Sánchez, Patricio & Gallego, Elena & Rivero, Dolores & Lago-Peñas, Santiago, 2014. "El impacto de la internacionalización sobre las empresas: Evidencia empírica para el caso español
      [The impact of internationalization on firms: Empirical evidence for the Spanish case]
      ," MPRA Paper 54602, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Comercio exterior; propensión exportadora; empresa exportadora; Galicia.;

    JEL classification:

    • D22 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis
    • F17 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Forecasting and Simulation
    • F2 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • F40 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - General


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