Importing, Exporting and the Productivity of Services Firms in Sub-Saharan Africa

Neil Foster-McGregor, Anders Isaksson, Florian Kaulich

Publikation: Working/Discussion Paper

Abstract

We examine productivity differences between trading and non-trading firms in the services sector using data on a sample of 19 sub-Saharan African firms. A variety of parametric and nonparametric tests are implemented in order to examine whether exporters, importers and two-way traders perform better than non-traders, and whether there are differences in performance between different types of trading firms. Our results indicate that services firms that are engaged in international trade perform significantly better than those firms that trade on the domestic market only. Two-way traders and exporters only are found to perform better than importers only, with no significant difference in performance found between two-way traders and exporters only.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2013

Publikationsreihe

NameBIT Working Paper
Band05/2013

Österreichische Systematik der Wissenschaftszweige (ÖFOS)

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