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Thesis
Learning by Exporting: The Effects of Exporting on Firm Innovation in Korean Manufacturing Industries
(2014)
  • Research in International Trade
Abstract

Whileabodyofliteraturestatesthathigherproductivity  orinnovationleadsfirmsto engageinexporting,previousempiricalfindingsacrossmanynationshavealsoshownthat exporting   operation  canprecede  productivityin  the  opposite  direction  and  exporters performbetterthannon-exportersinseveraldomains.Wearguethatexporterscan often accessdiverseknowledge  inputs notavailableinthedomesticmarket,andthisknowledge learningcanspillbackonthefocalfirm,  therebyfostering  increasedinnovation.  Inthis paper,we  examined  the  effectsofexporting  onthe  product,  process,andorganizational andmarketinginnovationsofKoreanmanufacturing  firmsimplementingprobitregressions using  the  2010  Korean   InnovationSurvey  (KIS)  data.  We  foundthat  exporting  is positively  associatedwithinnovation,  especiallyproductinnovation.  Moreover,  thehigher thelevelofexportingamanufacturingfirmachieves,themorelikelyinnovation  activities aretobeconductedinproduct,  process,andorganizationalinnovation  areas.However,our datadid notsupportourhypothesisregardingtherelationshipbetweenexportintensityand

marketinginnovation.

Disciplines
Publication Date
Fall October 27, 2014
Degree
Master
Advisor
Jaeho Lee
Citation Information
Research in International Trade. "Learning by Exporting: The Effects of Exporting on Firm Innovation in Korean Manufacturing Industries" (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/researchin-internationaltrade/5/