KTH/CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation
Is Export Diversification good for Profitability? First Evidence for Manufacturing Enterprises in Germany
Abstract: This paper uses a tailor-made newly available data set for
enterprises from manufacturing industries in Germany to investigate for the
first time the links between export diversification over destination
countries and goods on the one hand and the profitability of the exporting
firms on the other hand. We find that profits tend to be larger in firms
with less diversified export sales over goods and in firms with more
diversified export sales over destination countries.
Keywords: Exports; diversification; profitability; Germany; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: F14; (follow links to similar papers)
19 pages, March 25, 2014
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