Regional Determinants of Export Competitiveness in Croatian Manufacturing Industry

Zbornik radova Ekonomskog fakulteta u Rijeci, časopis za ekonomsku teoriju i praksu - Proceedings of Rijeka Faculty of Economics, Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2014, pp. 193-212

20 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2015

See all articles by Nebojsa Stojcic

Nebojsa Stojcic

University of Dubrovnik; Staffordshire University

Đuro Benić

University of Dubrovnik

Petra Karanikic

University of Rijeka

Date Written: June 17, 2014

Abstract

Aim of this paper is to investigate the impact of regional determinants on export competitiveness of Croatian companies in the manufacturing industry in the period from 2004 to 2010. Using the spatial econometrics the impact of agglomeration externalities, innovation potential, firm size, foreign ownership concentration and development of regions on the export competitiveness of companies in Croatian counties have been investigated for the first time. Research results indicate changes in the regional distribution of Croatian exports during the period. This trend has a negative impact on export competitiveness of companies in other counties. The basic conclusion suggests the need for revision of the existing and formulation of new measures in order to improve the export competitiveness of non-developed counties and to encourage the balanced regional development.

Keywords: competitiveness, exports, regions, manufacturing, spatial econometrics

JEL Classification: C33, R11

Suggested Citation

Stojcic, Nebojsa and Benić, Đuro and Karanikic, Petra, Regional Determinants of Export Competitiveness in Croatian Manufacturing Industry (June 17, 2014). Zbornik radova Ekonomskog fakulteta u Rijeci, časopis za ekonomsku teoriju i praksu - Proceedings of Rijeka Faculty of Economics, Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2014, pp. 193-212, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2554318

Nebojsa Stojcic (Contact Author)

University of Dubrovnik ( email )

Lapadska Obala 7
Dubrovnik, 20000
Croatia

Staffordshire University ( email )

Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire ST4 2DF
United Kingdom

Đuro Benić

University of Dubrovnik ( email )

Lapadska Obala 7
Dubrovnik, 20000
Croatia

Petra Karanikic

University of Rijeka ( email )

Hahlic 6
Rijeka, 51000
Croatia

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