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Firm internationalization and performance: Evidence for designing policies

Giuseppe Giulio Calabrese and Alessandro Manello

Journal of Policy Modeling, 2018, vol. 40, issue 6, 1221-1242

Abstract: The debate on the relationship between internationalization and performance is still open and is a hot topic for policymakers, but they ignore the impacts for most of the firms supported. The paper is based on a large database of seven years that considers quantitative-qualitative and control variables. To reduce industry and country heterogeneity we focused on the Italian automotive supply chain. We tested 5 modes of internationalization on firms’ profitability so to support the design of policies. Our results are partially in contrast with literature; therefore we identify specific environments where policies, namely for exporting, could be more effective.

Keywords: Internationalization; Exporting; Firm performance; Design policies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F23 F14 M21 L53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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