Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/180091
Authors: 
Vu, Huong Van
Holmes, Mark
Tran, Tuyen Quang
Lim, Steven
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] Baltic Journal of Economics [ISSN:] 2334-4385 [Volume:] 16 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 95-113
Abstract: 
This paper uses Vietnamese firm-level data to examine the relationship between firm productivity and exporting. In particular, this paper shows that more productive firms are more likely than less productive firms to export, consistent with the extensive prior literature. However, this paper finds no evidence that exporting affects productivity, which can be decomposed into technical efficiency change, technological progress, and scale change. Thus, the findings support a large role of self-selection in accounting for export decision, but little gain from learning-by-exporting in the case of Vietnamese Small medium sized enterprises (SMEs). These findings imply that export promotion policies may not be effective unless accompanied by strategies to help SMEs become more productive.
Subjects: 
Exports
productivity
SMEs
Vietnam
JEL: 
F14
O12
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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