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Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis

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‘Learning to export’ and ‘learning to innovate’: Revisiting the relationship between innovation and exports in African firms

Elvis Korku Avenyo, Fiona Tregenna and Kwanele Ngwadleka
This paper examines the relationship between innovation and export performance for African firms. We use Tobit simultaneous equation full information maximum likelihood (FIML) model with selection on a crosssectional dataset from the World Bank’s Enterprise Surveys for 28 African economies. The...
May 2021
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The Growth Dynamics of New Export Entrants in Kenya: a Survival Analysis

Peter W. Chacha and Lawrence Edwards
This paper uses firm-level transaction dataset from Kenya to examine the entry and growth dynamics of new exporters in international markets and the factors associated with survival in foreign markets. The findings show that for the new exporters, once their trade relationship manages to survive...
Sep 2017
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Price-setting Behavior and Competition in Developing Countries: An Analysis of Retail Outlets in Lesotho

Mamello Nchake, Lawrence Edwards and Asha Sundaram
We study the relationship between price-setting behavior and the degree of competition in a setting where markets and information flows are relatively imperfect. Using a unique dataset that combines survey data on retail outlets in Lesotho, and detailed historical information on their product...
Dec 2015
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