International trade and firm performance: a survey of empirical studies since 2006

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The literature on international trade and firm performance grows exponentially. This paper attempts to summarize what we learn from this literature to guide future empirical and theoretical work in this area. The focus is on the empirical part of the literature that consists of recently published papers using data for firms from manufacturing or services industries to study the links between international trade (exports and imports) and dimensions of firm performance (productivity, wages, profitability and survival).

Original languageEnglish
JournalReview of World Economics
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)235-267
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - 06.2012