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Productivity and Internationalization: A Micro-Data Approach

  • Peter A. G. van Bergeijk
  • Fabienne Fortanier
  • Harry Garretsen
  • Henri L. F. de Groot
  • Selwyn J. V. Moons
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Abstract

An appropriate analysis of the effects of globalization requires a careful analysis of the various ways in which different firms operate in international markets. Micro data at the level of individual firms and employees can enhance our empirical understanding of the relationships between internationalization, firms, jobs and employees. These micro data become increasingly available. This paper provides an introduction to this special issue that illustrates the wide variation, richness and policy relevance of the emerging micro data driven research on the effects of internationalization and productivity.

Keywords

Globalization International trade Productivity Micro data Firm heterogeneity 

JEL Classification

D20 F10 F14 F21 L10 O12 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter A. G. van Bergeijk
    • 1
  • Fabienne Fortanier
    • 2
  • Harry Garretsen
    • 3
  • Henri L. F. de Groot
    • 4
  • Selwyn J. V. Moons
    • 5
  1. 1.International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus UniversityThe HagueThe Netherlands
  2. 2.CBS Statistics NetherlandsThe HagueThe Netherlands
  3. 3.University of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of Spatial EconomicsVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and InnovationThe HagueThe Netherlands

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