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Entry and exit of firms in a global economy: a cross-country and industry analysis

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  • Colantone, Italo
  • Sleuwaegen, Leo

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This paper examines the impact of international trade on firm entry and exit in Europe. The results point to strong displacement exit and less creative replacement entry in industries characterized by increasing import competition Moreover, the evidence suggests strong selection and higher entry barriers in industries characterized by higher openness through the export channel. The negative effects of trade openness lose importance if the increasing trade exposure concerns intra-industry trade, mainly coupled with international sourcing within the industry.

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  • Colantone, Italo & Sleuwaegen, Leo, 2008. "Entry and exit of firms in a global economy: a cross-country and industry analysis," Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School Working Paper Series 2007-36, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School.
  • Handle: RePEc:vlg:vlgwps:2007-36
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    1. Italo Colantone & Kristien Coucke & Leo Sleuwaegen, 2015. "Low-cost import competition and firm exit: evidence from the EU," Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press, vol. 24(1), pages 131-161.
    2. Elsa de Morais Sarmento & Alcina Nunes, 2012. "The Dynamics of Employer Entreprise Creation in Portugal Over the Last Two Decades: A Firm Size, Regional and Sectoral Perspective," Notas Econ├│micas, Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, issue 36, pages 6-22, December.
    3. Tanja Kosi & Štefan Bojnec, 2013. "Institutional barriers to business entry in advanced economies," Journal of Business Economics and Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(2), pages 317-329, April.

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    Globalization; Exit; Entry;

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