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Export Performance of China's Domestic Firms: the Role of Foreign Export Spillovers

Florian Mayneris () and Sandra Poncet ()

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Abstract: We investigate how the creation of new export linkages (extensive margin of trade) by domestic firms in China is influenced by their proximity to multinational exporters. Using panel data from Chinese customs for 1997-2007, we show that there is evidence that domestic firms’ capacity to start exporting new varieties to new markets positively relates to the export performance of neighboring foreign firms for that same product-country pair. We find that foreign export spillovers are limited to ordinary trade activities. No foreign export spillovers are found for processing trade. More, export spillovers are stronger for sophisticated products indicating that proximity to foreign exporters may help domestic exporters to upgrade their exports. However we observe that foreign export spillovers are weaker when the technology gap between foreign and domestic firms is large, suggesting that upgrading may not occur in locations and sectors where foreign firms have already a strong edge.

Keywords: Export performance; Spillovers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-12
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