Quotation Foster-McGregor, Neil, Isaksson, Anders, Kaulich, Florian. 2015. Importing, exporting and the productivity of services firms in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of International Trade and Economic Development 24 (4): S. 499-522.


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We examine productivity differences between trading and non-trading firms in the services sector using data on a sample of 19 Sub-Saharan African countries. A variety of parametric and non-parametric tests are implemented in order to examine whether exporters, importers and two-way traders perform better than non-traders, and whether there are differences in performance between different types of trading firms. Our results indicate that services firms that are engaged in international trade perform significantly better than those firms that trade on the domestic market only. While two-way traders tend to perform better than importers only and exporters only, few differences in performance are found between these latter two groups.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of International Trade and Economic Development
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title Importing, exporting and the productivity of services firms in Sub-Saharan Africa
Volume 24
Number 4
Year 2015
Page from 499
Page to 522
Reviewed? Y
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09638199.2014.926386
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638199.2014.926386
JEL JEL D24, F10, L10

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Kaulich, Florian (Details)
External
Foster-McGregor, Neil (UNU-MERIT, Netherlands)
Isaksson, Anders (UNIDO, Austria)
Organization
Institute for International Economics and Development IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
5334 Political economic policy (Details)
5344 Foreign trade (Details)
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