Firm Heterogeneity, Exporting and Foreign Direct Investment

28 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2007

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Richard Kneller

University of Nottingham

David Greenaway

University of Nottingham - School of Economics

Abstract

A rapidly expanding literature on firm heterogeneity and firm level globalisation strategies has developed over the last decade. There are new insights on why some firms export and others do not, why some firms fail to survive in export markets and some choose to produce overseas rather than export. This article provides a synthesis and evaluation of this literature. It reviews both new theories of firms in an open economy context and the extensive microeconometric evidence base, which has now developed. It highlights the implications of this evidence base for policy and includes an assessment of how the research agenda may evolve.

Suggested Citation

Kneller, Richard and Greenaway, David, Firm Heterogeneity, Exporting and Foreign Direct Investment. Economic Journal, Vol. 117, No. 517, pp. F134-F161, February 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=976776 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0297.2007.02018.x

Richard Kneller

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David Greenaway (Contact Author)

University of Nottingham - School of Economics ( email )

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