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R&D and the Export Decision of New Firms


Charles B. Braymen


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Kristie Briggs


Creighton University

Jessica Boulware


Kansas State University

March 31, 2010

Southern Economic Journal 78, no. 1 (July 2011): 191-210

Abstract:     
Recent literature on the firm-level decision to export has focused on identifying factors that influence the export decision of firms regardless of the number of years they have been in operation. This paper, alternatively, examines the factors that influence new firms to export within the first four years of operation. The results support two key findings that have commonly emerged from entrepreneurial case studies: (1) that there is a positive link between research and development (R&D) and early internationalization and (2) that international ties of managers, as is evidenced by the effect of foreign born owners, positively impacts the firm’s decision to export. The former result is the emphasis of this paper. In addition, we find that innovation spillovers from neighboring firms impact the export decision of new firms that engage in R&D.

Keywords: Export, Firm, R&D, New Firm, Innovation, Internationalization

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Date posted: September 28, 2010 ; Last revised: May 10, 2013

Suggested Citation

Braymen, Charles B. and Briggs, Kristie and Boulware, Jessica, R&D and the Export Decision of New Firms (March 31, 2010). Southern Economic Journal 78, no. 1 (July 2011): 191-210. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1599657

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Charles B. Braymen
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
Kristie Briggs (Contact Author)
Creighton University ( email )
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
United States
(402) 280-2672 (Phone)
(402) 280-5565 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.creighton.edu/business/faculty/econfinance/briggs/index.php
Jessica Boulware
Kansas State University ( email )
Manhattan, KS 66506
United States
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