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dc.contributor.authorWagner, Joachimen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-28en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-17T12:54:05Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-17T12:54:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/57127-
dc.description.abstractThis paper contributes to the literature on international firm activities and firm performance by providing the first evidence on the link of productivity and both exports and foreign direct investment (fdi) in services firms from a highly developed country. It uses unique new data from Germany - one of the leading actors on the world market for services - that merge information from regular surveys and from a one-time special purpose survey performed by the Statistical Offices. Descriptive statistics, parametric and non-parametric statistical tests and regression analyses (with and without explicitly taking differences along the conditional productivity distribution and firms with extreme values, or outliers, into account) indicate that the productivity pecking order found in numerous studies using data for firms from manufacturing industries - where the firms with the highest productivity engage in fdi while the least productive firms serve the home market only and the productivity of exporting firms is in between - does not exist among firms from services industries. In line with the theoretical model and the empirical results for software firms from India provided by Bhattacharya, Patnaik and Shah (2010) there is evidence that firms with fdi are less productive than firms that export.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv., Inst. für Volkswirtschaftslehre Lüneburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Lüneburg Working Paper Series in Economics 215en_US
dc.subject.jelF14en_US
dc.subject.jelF21en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordexportsen_US
dc.subject.keywordforeign direct investmentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordproductivityen_US
dc.subject.keywordservices firmsen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensdienstleistungen_US
dc.subject.stwExporten_US
dc.subject.stwInternationaler Dienstleistungsverkehren_US
dc.subject.stwDirektinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensentwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleExports, foreign direct investments and productivity: Are services firms different?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn669004138en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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