Bank Internationalization and Export Propensity: An Analysis on Italian Provinces

Local Economies and Internationalization in Italy Conference, p. 403, 2003

18 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2012

Date Written: November 20, 2003

Abstract

The main idea of this paper is that bank internationalization might encourage exports as banks’ foreign branches and representative offices provide financial and informational support to exporting firms. This hypothesis has been tested using bank and firm data at Italian province-level between 1993 and 2001. The empirical analysis suggests that there is a positive relationship between bank internationalization and export propensity. The effect seems to be concentrated in the scale and high-technology sectors (according to Pavitt classification), presumably reflecting the greater need for banks’ support in more complex and product-differentiated markets.

Suggested Citation

Beretta, Enrico and Del Prete, Silvia and Federico, Stefano, Bank Internationalization and Export Propensity: An Analysis on Italian Provinces (November 20, 2003). Local Economies and Internationalization in Italy Conference, p. 403, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2123314 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2123314

Enrico Beretta (Contact Author)

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
Rome, 00184
Italy

Silvia Del Prete

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
Rome, 00184
Italy

Stefano Federico

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
Rome, 00184
Italy

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
29
Abstract Views
519
PlumX Metrics