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Title:Cross-border and foreign-affiliate sales of services: Evidence from German micro-data PDF Logo
Authors:Kelle, Markus
Kleinert, Jörn
Raff, Horst
Toubal, Farid
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:Kiel Working Papers 1771
Abstract:We merge German balance-of-payments and foreign-affiliate-trade statistics to obtain data about trade in commercial services at the firm level. We use these data to study export market participation and the choice of export mode: cross-border versus foreign affiliate sales. We find that for firms in our sample productivity is both a statistically significant and economically important determinant of the export participation and export mode choice. We also identify the role of industry- and country-specific determinants.
Subjects:international trade
trade in services
supply modes
commercial presence
foreign direct investment
multinational enterprises
firm heterogeneity
JEL:F12
F15
L13
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des IfW
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