Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/101235
Authors: 
Jinjarak, Yothin
Mutuc, Paulo Jose
Wignaraja, Ganeshan
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
ADBI Working Paper Series 470
Abstract: 
This paper studies factors associated with firm participation in export markets, focusing primarily on firm size and access to credit, based on a survey sample comprising observations of 8,080 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) (with fewer than 100 employees) and non-SME firms in developing East Asian countries across sectors. The main findings suggest the interdependent relationships between export participation, firm size, and access to credit. SMEs participating in export markets tend to gain more access to credit, while potential scale economies (firm sizes) of SMEs are positively associated with participation in export markets. The estimation results also point to the supportive influences of foreign ownership, worker education, and production certification on export participation, and the positive effects of financial certification, managerial experience, and collateral/loan value on access to credit for SMEs.
Subjects: 
small and medium enterprises
sme
international trade
export markets
JEL: 
D22
E44
F14
L16
O14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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