Exporters and International Knowledge Transfer: Evidence from UK Firms

GEP Research Paper No. 2007/7

32 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2007

Date Written: 2007


Within the recent literature studying participation in international markets using micro data, a small number have suggested that firms benefit from their exposure to international markets. One channel considered for this role has been investments in R&D. A common finding in this literature is that firms involved in international trade are also more likely to also undertake R&D. In this paper we expand the question to consider whether exporters also differ from non-exporters in the knowledge inputs used for R&D. Using data for UK firms we find that while in general this is so, non-exporters also involve themselves in international knowledge transfer.

Keywords: Exporters, innovation, R&D, international knowledge transfer

JEL Classification: F14, O32, O33

Suggested Citation

Kneller, Richard, Exporters and International Knowledge Transfer: Evidence from UK Firms (2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=962333 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.962333

Richard Kneller (Contact Author)

University of Nottingham ( email )

University Park
Nottingham, NG8 1BB
United Kingdom

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