Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/120702
Authors: 
Jienwatcharamongkhol, Viroj
Tavassoli, Mohammad Hossein
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
52nd Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Regions in Motion - Breaking the Path", 21-25 August 2012, Bratislava, Slovakia
Abstract: 
This paper analyses the effect of innovation on the well-established productivity-export association in the literature. Here, we argue that actively innovative firms have a higher productivity, which make them more likely to become exporters. Moreover, exporting firms learn from their trading experiences and accumulate the necessary knowledge in order to innovate further, which may facilitate future productivity. We use the micro-data from two waves of Swedish Community Innovation Survey (CIS) to provide empirical evidences to test our argument concerning this interrelation between innovation, productivity, and export. The main finding is that firms which become innovative are more likely to also become an exporter, especially when they do not have prior export experiences.
Subjects: 
innovation
productivity
export
Swedish CIS
micro-data
JEL: 
D22
D24
F14
O39
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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