Internationalization and economic performance of enterprises: evidence from firm-level data
Jan Hagemejer and
Marcin Kolasa ()
No 51, NBP Working Papers from Narodowy Bank Polski, Economic Research Department
This paper provides evidence on the relative performance of internationalized firms using Polish firm-level data spanning over the period of 1996-2005. We distinguish between three modes of internationalization: foreign direct investment, exporting and importing of capital goods. Our results point strongly at superior performance of foreign affiliates vs. domestic firms, exporters vs. non-exporters and importers vs. non-importers. There seem to be important learning effects associated with becoming a foreign affiliate or an exporter. We also find evidence for significant horizontal and backward productivity spillovers from all three types of international activity.
Keywords: internationalization; productivity; panel firm-level data (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L25 F23 F15 O12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: Internationalisation and Economic Performance of Enterprises: Evidence from Polish Firm‐level Data (2011)
Working Paper: Internationalization and economic performance of enterprises: evidence from firm-level data (2008)
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