Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/155666
Authors: 
Abdelgouad, Ahmed Fayez
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series in Economics 358
Abstract: 
The World Bank's Enterprise Surveys (WES( for the manufacturing firms in Egypt are used to study the characteristics of exporting firms and the determinants of the exporting behavior in the Egyptian manufacturing sector in general and to investigate the link between the exporting activities and the workforce skills-intensity in the Egyptian manufacturing sector in specific. Several methods to estimate the probability and intensity of exporting are presented. The main findings indicate that firms in the manufacturing sector in Egypt which their workforce are characterized by higher levels of skills-intensity are more likely to export compared to other firms with lower levels of skills-intensity. Firms that hire female workers are more likely to export than other firms which do not employ women. Furthermore, firms that are larger in their size, have R&D departments, and owned by foreigners are more likely to export than others and have statistically significant effects on export intensity as well. The results suggest also that firms that are larger in their size are more likely to start to export than others.
Subjects: 
Exporting
Workforce skills
World Bank Enterprise Surveys
Egypt
Manufacturing
JEL: 
J24
F14
F16
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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