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Participation in export markets and the role of R&D: establishment-level evidence from the UK Community Innovation Survey 2005

Harris, Richard; Li, Qian Cher

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Richard Harris

Qian Cher Li



Abstract

There is a strong expectation in the literature that exporting and innovation activities (particularly R&D) are strongly related, and that the need to be innovative is increasing over time due to globalization. In this study, we find that R&D is endogenous in a model that determines which British establishments enter export markets, and when such simultaneity is taken into account the strength of the export–innovation relationship is generally quite weak (especially in the nonmanufacturing sector). Rather, we find that the size of establishments and firms, foreign ownership, the extent of international co-operation and, most importantly, the industry sector to which the establishment belongs, are the most significant in explaining which establishments are able to overcome entry barriers into overseas markets.

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Harris, R., & Li, Q. C. (2010). Participation in export markets and the role of R&D: establishment-level evidence from the UK Community Innovation Survey 2005. Applied Economics, 43(23), https://doi.org/10.1080/00036840903427190

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 6, 2010
Publication Date Oct 7, 2010
Deposit Date Jun 10, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jun 10, 2016
Journal Applied Economics
Print ISSN 0003-6846
Electronic ISSN 1466-4283
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 43
Issue 23
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00036840903427190
Keywords exports; R&D; absorptive capacity; simultaneous estimation
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/706820
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00036840903427190
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Applied Economics on 07/10/2010, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi:10.1080/00036840903427190

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