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Working paper No. 225. Effects of Productivity and Import on Firm-Level Export

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Export, Företagandets villkor, Import, Produktivitet, Viroj Jienwatcharamongkhol
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There are several studies that find a positive effect of productivity on firm-level export, but little is known about the role of import. This paper fills this gap by looking at the interaction between import and productivity in influencing exports. The main hypothesis is that imports stimulate learning, which in turn means that the productivity effect on export is greater for firms with previous import experience. To test this, I examine whether productivity increases the probability to engage in exports and for existing exporters total value of exports when firms have imported from a period before. Using data of Swedish manufacturing firms from 1997-2006, I find that imports enhance productivity in promoting firm’s exports.

Jienwatcharamongkhol, V. (2013). Effects of Productivity and Import on Firm-Level Export. Working paper No. 225.

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Working paper No. 225. Effects of Productivity and Import on Firm-Level Export
Working paperPublication
Working paper No. 225. Jienwatcharamongkhol, Viroj.
Publication year

2013

Abstract

There are several studies that find a positive effect of productivity on firm-level export, but little is known about the role of import. This paper fills this gap by looking at the interaction between import and productivity in influencing exports. The main hypothesis is that imports stimulate learning, which in turn means that the productivity effect on export is greater for firms with previous import experience. To test this, I examine whether productivity increases the probability to engage in exports and for existing exporters total value of exports when firms have imported from a period before. Using data of Swedish manufacturing firms from 1997-2006, I find that imports enhance productivity in promoting firm’s exports.

Jienwatcharamongkhol, V. (2013). Effects of Productivity and Import on Firm-Level Export. Ratio Working paper No. 225.

Working paper No. 225. Effects of Productivity and Import on Firm-Level Export
Working paperPublication
Working paper No. 225. Jienwatcharamongkhol, Viroj.
Publication year

2013

Abstract

There are several studies that find a positive effect of productivity on firm-level export, but little is known about the role of import. This paper fills this gap by looking at the interaction between import and productivity in influencing exports. The main hypothesis is that imports stimulate learning, which in turn means that the productivity effect on export is greater for firms with previous import experience. To test this, I examine whether productivity increases the probability to engage in exports and for existing exporters total value of exports when firms have imported from a period before. Using data of Swedish manufacturing firms from 1997-2006, I find that imports enhance productivity in promoting firm’s exports.

Jienwatcharamongkhol, V. (2013). Effects of Productivity and Import on Firm-Level Export. Ratio Working paper No. 225.

Ratio Working Paper No. 349: Industrial conflict in essential services in a new era – Swedish rules in a comparative perspective
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Karlson, N.
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2021

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This paper examines whether the Swedish regulatory system of dealing with industrial conflicts that affect essential services need an update or reform. Are the existing rules effective in a world where many essential services are upheld by many interdependent agents in complex systems where every single node becomes critical for the functioning of the system, and where the essential service activities could be either private or public? A comparative study is conducted with the corresponding regulatory systems of the United Kingdom, Germany, and Denmark.
The conclusion is that Sweden is a special case. The Swedish protection against and readiness in dealing with societally harmful industrial conflicts in essential services is weaker than in the countries of comparison. Just as in relation to other threats to essential services, it is not sustainable to claim that just because such a threat is not currently present, there would be no need for preparedness.
There are many alternative ways to handle this. Desirable methods should both prevent harmful conflicts from erupting and end conflicts that have grown harmful to society at a later stage. The labour market organisations should have a mutual interest in reforming the rules.

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