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Title: Firm exports, innovation, … and regions
Author: López-Bazo, Enrique
Motellón Corral, Elisabet
Keywords: Exportacions
Espai (Economia)
Models economètrics
Recerca industrial
Comunitats autònomes
Space in economics
Econometric models
Industrial research
Autonomous communities
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública
Series/Report no: [WP E-AQR13/05]
[WP E-IR13/08]
Abstract: This paper uses firm-level data for each of the Spanish NUTS2 regions to estimate the effect of product and process innovations on firm’s export performance. It shows that the firm’s propensity to innovate and its export activity vary substantially across regions. Remarkably, results prove that the effect of innovation on exports is far from regionally uniform. The gap in the propensity to export between innovative and non-innovative firms, conditional to other sources of firm heterogeneity, is shown to be particularly wide in regions with high extensive margin of exports. However, differences in the propensity to innovate do not originate regional disparities in the share of sales abroad by exporting firms. Consequently, stimulate firm’s innovation in the less innovative regions can be an effective tool to increase the share of exporting firms.
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It is part of: IREA – Working Papers, 2013, IR13/08
AQR – Working Papers, 2013, AQR13/05
ISSN: 2014-1254
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