An experience curve explanation of export expansion

Ursic, M.L. and Czinkota, M. (1984) An experience curve explanation of export expansion. Journal of Business Research, 12 (2). pp. 159-168. ISSN 0148-2963. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/0148-2963(84)90003-1) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Various explanatory variables have been identified in past research as determinants of the export behavior of firms. This article proposes that while many factors contribute to export behavior, experience curve effects are a major variable explaining the international activities of firms. The research reported here finds that younger firms are much more faborably disposed toward and active in international marketing than older firms. This is attributed to the competitive domestic situation younger firms encounter. Since older firms are often well entrenched in the domestic market, exporting may be the only alternative available to younger firms to obtain the production expertise and efficiency necessary to become a successful domestic competitor.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Michael Czinkota
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2016 15:00 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 11:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58261 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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