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Location, Internationalization and Performance of Firms in Italy: a Multilevel Approach

Giorgia Giovannetti (), Giorgio Ricchiuti () and Margherita Velucchi ()

Working Papers - Economics from Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia e l'Impresa

Abstract: Competition is increasingly crossing borders. However, location still matters: the most successful competitors in an industry often cluster in the same geographic areas and companies use the advantages of location to compete at a global level. When competing across borders, firms can coordinate among different activities in a variety of ways to harness network advantages. This paper analyses how Italian firms’ performance, proxied by their propensity to export, depends both on geographical and institutional context and on individual characteristics. Using a multilevel model, we estimate and distinguish the effect of individual (firm level) and context variables (province level) on the performance of internationalized Italian firms.

Keywords: Exports; Multilevel Model; Heterogeneity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C1 F1 F2 L1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 16 pages
Date: 2009
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