The sources of firms’ success

Colin Hottman, Stephen Redding, David E. Weinstein 14 October 2014

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Why are some firms larger than others? Some companies, such as the Coca-Cola Corporation, generate billions of dollars of sales and dominate the markets in which they operate. Other companies account for only a small fraction of the sales of their larger competitors. What accounts for these vast differences in firm performance?

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Topics:  Industrial organisation Productivity and Innovation

Tags:  firm productivity, costs of production, production quality, sales

Firm-level data: Who said that they are too difficult to use for policy?

Filippo di Mauro 11 March 2014

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Conceptual underpinnings

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Topics:  Industrial organisation

Tags:  firm productivity, firm-level data, CompNet

Measuring management practices

John Van Reenen interviewed by Romesh Vaitilingam,

Date Published

Fri, 03/05/2010

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Competition policy Industrial organisation Productivity and Innovation
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Management, firm productivity

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Does exporting improve firm performance?

Dean Yang 24 March 2009

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Participation in export markets is often viewed as a prerequisite for economic growth in developing countries. For example, in a report on the East Asian miracle, the World Bank (1993) pointed to export-oriented economic policies as a key factor behind the region’s rapid economic development.

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Topics:  International trade

Tags:  exports, firm productivity, Learning-by-exporting

Help! Not just anybody: The locational choice of Japanese MNC affiliates

Sandra Poncet 16 February 2009

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Japanese firms are pessimistic about current and future domestic sales growth, given Japan’s declining birth rate and aging society. Facing weak domestic demand in recent years, Japanese firms have increased their sales and profits by exporting more, especially to the US.

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Topics:  International trade

Tags:  FDI, Japan, firm productivity