Innovation, exports and productivity

B. Cassiman, E. Golovko, E. Martinez-Ros

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We argue that the positive association found between firm productivity and exports in the literature relates to the firm's innovation decisions. Using a panel of Spanish manufacturing firms we find strong evidence that product innovation - and not process innovation - affects productivity and induces small non-exporting firms to enter the export market.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-376
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial Organization
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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