Young Startup Firm Exports and Productive Efficiency
Applied Economics Letters
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We employ the United States Census Bureau’s 2007 Survey of Business Owners to examine the relationship between the productive efficiency of startup firms and their level of exports. We find, consistent with previous work in the literature, that a small firm’s exports are positively related to their level of productive efficiency. This result holds after controlling for various individual owner, as well as firm, characteristics. Our results are also robust to the inclusion of a two-stage estimation strategy to control for the effects of endogeneity in the efficiency–exports relationship.
Baek, Hyungkee Young and Neymotin, Florence, "Young Startup Firm Exports and Productive Efficiency" (2016). HCBE Faculty Articles. 793.