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Exports, R&D and Productivity in German Business Services Firms: A test of the Bustos-model

Alexander Vogel and Joachim Wagner ()

No 247, Working Paper Series in Economics from University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics

Abstract: This paper uses newly available data for German business services firms to test a hypothesis derived by Bustos (AER 2011) in a model that explains the decision of heterogeneous firms to export and to engage in R&D. Using a non-parametric test for first order stochastic dominance it is shown that, in line with this hypothesis, the productivity distribution of firms with exports and R&D dominates that of exporters without R&D, which in turn dominates that of firms that neither export nor engage in R&D. These results are in line with findings for firms from manufacturing industries. The model, therefore, seems to be useful to guide empirical work on the relation between exports, R&D and productivity for services firms, too.

Keywords: Exports; R&D; productivity; business services firms; Germany (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-cse, nep-eff, nep-eur, nep-ino, nep-int and nep-sbm
Date: 2012-08
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