Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/97122
Authors: 
Newman, Carol
Rand, John
Tarp, Finn
Nguyen Thi Tue Anh
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2014/070
Abstract: 
In this paper, we investigate the relationship between exporting and productivity in the case of Vietnam using an extensive firm level panel dataset for the period 2005-11. We separate out productivity effects of exporting due to self-selection allowing us to identify the extent to which firms learn-by-exporting. We examine the relationship between exporting and productivity in foreign-owned firms and private domestic firms separately and find the former benefit more from exporting, particularly wholly foreign-owned firms. Our analysis suggests that these effects are likely to be attributed to initial productivity improvements due to entry into export markets suggesting that the productivity gains are associated with the removal of local market constraints. We also find some evidence of productivity improvement for domestic firms associated with exporting. These effects can be attributed to within-firm innovations in production processes and product quality.
Subjects: 
learning by exporting
self-selection
productivity
Vietnam
firm ownership
innovation
JEL: 
D22
F14
O14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
635.57 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.