The importance of firm location for exports activity - literature review

Anna Fornalska-Skurczyńska


The leading authors of the “new” new trade theory literature point out that globally, export potential is highly concentrated among few, biggest firms [Mayer, Ottaviano 2008]. Exporting firms are more competitive and productive and they provide more employment than non-exporting companies. They also generate more profit in comparison and boost the economic growth significantly. Therefore a question is often asked whether it is possible to advance the growth of export by successfully encouraging companies to enter foreign markets. The firmlevel determinants of export activity should be identified beforehand in order to indicate which firms are potential exporters. It would provide a valuable insight for trade policy and export support programs allowing to sustain the desired level of exports. In the recent years a great deal of attention has been dedicated to geography in regard to spatial distribution of firms activity. The resurgence of interest in spatial aspects of international trade led to combining firm-level determinants with the characteristics of the host location of exporters.
Author Anna Fornalska-Skurczyńska (FE / IIB)
Anna Fornalska-Skurczyńska,,
- Institute of International Business
Journal seriesPrzedsiębiorczość i Zarządzanie, ISSN 1733-2486, (B 14 pkt)
Issue year2018
No2, cz. 1
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishheterogeneous firms, exports, location, agglomeration
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Na Tych Samych Warunkach (CC-BY-SA); with publication
Score (nominal)14
ScoreMinisterial score = 14.0, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 14.0, ArticleFromJournal
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