Are newly exporting firms more innovative? Findings from matched Spanish innovators
Aoife Hanley and
Joaquín Monreal Pérez
Economics Letters, 2012, vol. 116, issue 2, 217-220
The prevalence of Internet-based sales was highlighted by the World Bank (Ferro, 2011) associating state-of-art technology with exporters. We use propensity score kernel matching with difference-in-differences to reveal export selection and evidence of ‘technology upgrading’ through higher exporter innovation rates.
Keywords: Exporting; Innovation; Propensity-score matching; Technology-upgrading (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F14 F23 O3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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