David vs. Goliath? Smaller European Exporting Firms Facing Asian Competition on Global Markets

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Filip Abraham

KU Leuven - Department of Economics

Jan Van Hove

KU Leuven - Center for Economic Studies

Zuzanna Studnicka

KU Leuven

Date Written: February 2016

Abstract

This paper analyses the presence of Asian competition in the export markets of Belgian manufacturing firms between 1998 and 2010. We focus on the value of exports at the firm level where we consider both the intensive and the extensive margin. Within Asia a distinction is made between China, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. We find that Asian competition matters significantly for Belgian export companies.

Suggested Citation

Abraham, Filip and Van Hove, Jan and Studnicka, Zuzanna, David vs. Goliath? Smaller European Exporting Firms Facing Asian Competition on Global Markets (February 2016). Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 63, Issue 1, pp. 18-40, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2717206 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sjpe.12109

Filip Abraham (Contact Author)

KU Leuven - Department of Economics ( email )

Leuven, B-3000
Belgium

Jan Van Hove

KU Leuven - Center for Economic Studies ( email )

Naamsestraat 69
Leuven, B-3000
Belgium

Zuzanna Studnicka

KU Leuven ( email )

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