Market entry and economic diplomacy

Harold Creusen, Arjan Lejour*

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Abstract

This article analyses the role of economic diplomacy on the export market entry decisions of Dutch firms. We show that the presence of government support offices in middle-income countries and government trade missions stimulate Dutch firms to enter export markets in these countries. These conclusions follow from using detailed international trade data combined with firm and export market characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)504-507
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • market entry
  • economic diplomacy
  • heterogeneous firms
  • EXPORT PROMOTION
  • TRADE

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