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Globalization and productivity: a survey of firm-level analysis

Kazunobu Hayakawa (), Fukunari Kimura () and Tomohiro Machikita

No 252, IDE Discussion Papers from Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO)

Abstract: Recent empirical studies which utilize plant- or establishment-level data to examine globalization's impact on productivity have discovered many causal mechanisms involved in globalization's impact on firms' productivity. Since these pathways have been broad, there have been few attempts to summarize the several and detailed mechanisms of self-selection and learning at the same time. This paper examines seven pathways so that the clear-cut consequences of the broad picture of globalization become visible. This strategy is useful for detecting missing links within and across the existing studies as well as for finding possible synergy effects among different mechanisms. Insightful policy implications may be derived from the comprehensive comparisons between the seven different pathways of globalization.

Keywords: Firm-level data; Globalization; Productivity; International trade; Foreign investments; Developing countries; Developed countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F15 F23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-08
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Published in IDE Discussion Paper = IDE Discussion Paper, No. 252. 2010-08

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