This paper contributes to the literature on firms’ productivity and exporting decisions by analysing the role played by organisational choice aspects. Rather than setting up a vertically integrated structure, manufacturers may act as subcontractors in both domestic and foreign markets, and produce to satisfy the requirements of other firms. The predictions that the most productive firms self-select into exporting, whereas the least productive ones work as subcontractors serving the domestic market only, are tested on a sample of Italian firms observed during the 1998–2003 period. The results of our estimates highlight a ranking of firms consistent with a priori expectations, and provide a clear indication that passive exporters (i.e. those using subcontracting in foreign markets) display lower total factor productivity (TFP) values when compared with direct exporters. Moreover, only the latter category exhibits higher pre-entry productivity levels and growth rates as well as higher post-entry TFP growth rates. Such findings are consistent with both the self-selection hypothesis and the learning-by-exporting explanation.Accettato per la pubblicazione nel 2010.
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|Titolo:||Export Premia and Sub-contracting Discount Passive Strategies and performance in Domestic and Foreign Markets|
|Citazione:||Vannoni, D., & Razzolini, T. (2011). Export Premia and Sub-contracting Discount Passive Strategies and performance in Domestic and Foreign Markets. WORLD ECONOMY, 34(6), 984-1013.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|