Firm Characteristics and the International Business Activity of East Coast Seafood Processors

Academy of International Business 3rd Annual Conference, Northeast, Manchester, NH, pp. 259-271, October 2-4, 2003

15 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2009

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Godwin Ariguzo

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - Charlton College of Business

D. Steven White

University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth - Charlton College of Business

Jack A. Chopoorian

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - Charlton College of Business

Date Written: October 1, 2003

Abstract

This study examines 316 seafood processors (NAICS 3117) located along the eastern seaboard of the USA (from Maine to Florida) to determine whether firm characteristics significantly influence their propensity to import and export. The variables examined are number of employees, total sales, years in business, and international trade activity (exporter/non-exporter, importer/non-importer). The results of the study indicate that the value of using firm characteristics to predict import or export behavior is negligible.

Keywords: firm characteristics, import, export, seafood business, processors

JEL Classification: M3, N5

Suggested Citation

Ariguzo, Godwin and White, D. Steven and Chopoorian, Jack A., Firm Characteristics and the International Business Activity of East Coast Seafood Processors (October 1, 2003). Academy of International Business 3rd Annual Conference, Northeast, Manchester, NH, pp. 259-271, October 2-4, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1475008

Godwin Ariguzo

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - Charlton College of Business ( email )

285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
United States

D. Steven White (Contact Author)

University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth - Charlton College of Business ( email )

Department of Management & Marketing
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
United States
5089998267 (Phone)

Jack A. Chopoorian

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - Charlton College of Business ( email )

285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
United States

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