Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58278
Authors: 
Kelle, Markus
Kleinert, Jörn
Raff, Horst
Toubal, Farid
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 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

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