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dc.contributor.authorFryges, Helmuten_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T14:48:40Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T14:48:40Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24087-
dc.description.abstractInternational engagement is often expected to improve firm performance. Especially for small technology-oriented firms, export activities may be important, being regarded as one way to amortise these firms? high product research and development costs. This paper examines the relationship between international business activities and firm performance using a sample of about 200 young high-tech firms in Germany and the UK that were contacted by two surveys in 1997 and 2003. I find out that the performance enhancing effects of internationalisation that were still observed in 1997 are in fact restricted to an early stage of the firms? life cycles and disappear when technology-oriented firms become mature. The results are in line with many other studies: Firms exhibiting superior performance are or will become exporters.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheim-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 04-79en_US
dc.subject.jelF23en_US
dc.subject.jelL86en_US
dc.subject.jelL60en_US
dc.subject.jelL25en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHigh technology industriesen_US
dc.subject.keywordinternationalisationen_US
dc.subject.keywordfirm growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordproductivityen_US
dc.subject.keywordswitchingen_US
dc.subject.stwHochtechnologiesektoren_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Markteintrittsstrategieen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmenswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwLebenszyklusen_US
dc.titleProductivity, Growth, and Internationalisation: The Case of German and British High Techsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn477273904en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:2884-
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