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Innovation et primes à l'exportation: une analyse empirique sur données d'entreprises françaises

Flora Bellone () and Sarah Guillou ()

Economie & Prévision, 2011, vol. n° 197-198, issue 1, 45-61

Abstract: We analyse the relationship between innovation, productivity, and exports using a large database on French manufacturing firms. Our results show that corporate heterogeneity in innovation is a key determinant of export premiums. In other words, one of the reasons why French exporting firms are more productive than non-exporting ones is that they are more innovative. However, allowing for these gaps in innovation capability, we also show the persistence of residual premiums on the order of?3% for exporting firms. This finding suggests that the link between productivity and export performance is based on other factors, perhaps connected to exporting firms? specific managerial and entrepreneurial skills.

Keywords: export premiums; innovation; business data; productivity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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