Determinants of Export Performance of Pakistan: Evidence from the Firm-Level Data
Musleh-ud Din (),
Ejaz Ghani () and
Tariq Mahmood ()
The Pakistan Development Review, 2009, vol. 48, issue 3, 227-240
This paper explores the determinants of export performance at the level of firms in respect of their characteristics and supply side constraints. The analysis is based on a survey of export-oriented firms in four major sectors. The results indicate a relationship between the better performance of foreign-owned firms to their better know-how and resources compared to the domestically owned firms. Export performance is positively affected by the level of investment in market/client oriented technologies. Lack of certification of product and process standards is the main supply side constraint adversely affecting the firms’ export performance. Facilitation measures like export processing zones, internationally recognised testing labs, and industrial clusters would be helpful in improving the export performance of firms.
Keywords: Trade; Exports; Firms; Performance; Manufacturing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F1 L1 L6 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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