Title

Does innovation affect firm-level export performance? An empirical analysis

Abstract/Description

In the progressively globalized world, firms and nations are ceaselessly endeavoring for competitiveness in international market to increase their export earnings. This study is intended to investigate the effects of different types of innovation— product, process, management and marketing— on margins of exports by using data of manufacturing firms operating in four South Asian countries. The study is based on a simple theoretical model that successfully predicts the effects of innovation on extensive and intensive margins of exports and guides our empirical analyses. We will use the probit, fractional response model, and control function approach for endogenous treatment as estimation strategies.

JEL Classifications: F12, F14; F23; O31

Keywords: Globalized world, margins of exports, innovation, endogenous treatment, South Asia

JEL Codes

F12, F14, F23, O31

Location

Lecture Room 1, 12th Floor, Aman Tower

Session Theme

Firms, Trade and Globalization - Session IA

Session Type

Parallel Technical Session

Session Chair

Dr. Asad Sayeed, Economist and Researcher, Collective for Social Science Research

Session Discussant

Dr. Saqib Sharif, Associate Professor, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

Start Date

2-4-2021 2:30 PM

End Date

2-4-2021 4:00 PM

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Does innovation affect firm-level export performance? An empirical analysis

Lecture Room 1, 12th Floor, Aman Tower

In the progressively globalized world, firms and nations are ceaselessly endeavoring for competitiveness in international market to increase their export earnings. This study is intended to investigate the effects of different types of innovation— product, process, management and marketing— on margins of exports by using data of manufacturing firms operating in four South Asian countries. The study is based on a simple theoretical model that successfully predicts the effects of innovation on extensive and intensive margins of exports and guides our empirical analyses. We will use the probit, fractional response model, and control function approach for endogenous treatment as estimation strategies.

JEL Classifications: F12, F14; F23; O31

Keywords: Globalized world, margins of exports, innovation, endogenous treatment, South Asia