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Bridging Firm’s Innovation, Productivity and Export: An Analysis using Swedish CIS data

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  • Viroj Jienwatcharamongkhol
  • Mohammad Hossein Tavassoli

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This paper analyses the effect of innovation on the well-established productivity-export association in the literature. Here, we argue that actively innovative firms have a higher productivity, which make them more likely to become exporters. Moreover, exporting firms learn from their trading experiences and accumulate the necessary knowledge in order to innovate further, which may facilitate future productivity. We use the micro-data from two waves of Swedish Community Innovation Survey (CIS) to provide empirical evidences to test our argument concerning this interrelation between innovation, productivity, and export. The main finding is that firms which become innovative are more likely to also become an exporter, especially when they do not have prior export experiences. JEL Classification: D22, D24, F14, O39 Keywords: innovation, productivity, export, Swedish CIS, micro-data

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  • Viroj Jienwatcharamongkhol & Mohammad Hossein Tavassoli, 2012. "Bridging Firm’s Innovation, Productivity and Export: An Analysis using Swedish CIS data," ERSA conference papers ersa12p885, European Regional Science Association.
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    Keywords

    innovation; productivity; export; swedish cis; micro-data;
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    JEL classification:

    • D22 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • O39 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Other

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