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Innovation and the Export-productivity Link

Bruno Cassiman and Elena Golovko

No 6411, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers

Abstract: We explore the relationship between innovation activity, productivity, and exports using a panel of Spanish manufacturing firms for 1990-1998. Our results - based on non-parametric tests - suggest that firm innovation status is important in explaining the positive export-productivity association documented in prior research. For the sample of small innovating firms, we find no significant differences in productivity levels between exporters and non-exporters. Especially product innovation seems to explain the positive association between exports and productivity for this group of firms. For small non-innovating firms with low and medium productivity levels exporting firms continue to exhibit higher productivity than non-exporting firms.

Keywords: Exports; Innovation; Process innovation; Product innovation; Productivity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D21 O31 O32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007-08
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eff, nep-ent, nep-ino, nep-int, nep-mic and nep-tid
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