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Econometric Analysis of the Relationship Between Innovation and Foreign Trade Distance in Central and Eastern Europe Countries

Salamaga Marcin ()
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Salamaga Marcin: Cracow University of Economics, College of Economics, Finance and Law, Department of Statistics, Rakowicka 27, 30-510Kraków, Poland

Folia Oeconomica Stetinensia, 2020, vol. 20, issue 1, 360-372

Abstract: Research background: Posner’s technology gap theories and Vernon’s product life cycle assume that differences in innovation and technology levels are the cause of foreign trade. These theories are subject to empirical verification. To date, however, the analysis of the impact of innovation distance on a country’s export competitiveness is omitted. This article tries to fill this research gap. The author attempts to examine the relationship between the innovation gap and export competitiveness in industries with varying levels of technological advancement.

Keywords: export competitiveness; innovation gap; panel data model; technological gap theory (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B17 C23 O3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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