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Trade and management

Bloom, Nicholas, Manova, Kalina, Van Reenen, John ORCID: 0000-0001-9153-2907, Sun, Stephen Teng and Yu, Zhihong (2021) Trade and management. Review of Economics and Statistics, 103 (3). 443 - 460. ISSN 0034-6535

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Identification Number: 10.1162/rest_a_00925


We study how management practices shape export performance using matched production-trade-management data for Chinese and American firms and a randomized control trial in India. Better-managed firms are more likely to export, sell more products to more destinations, and earn higher export revenues and profits. They export higher-quality products at higher prices and lower quality-adjusted prices. They import a wider range of inputs and inputs of higher quality and price, from more advanced countries. We rationalize these patterns with a heterogeneous-firm model in which effective management improves performance by raising production efficiency and quality capacity.

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Additional Information: © 2020 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Divisions: Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD8682 Industrial Relations - India
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2021 09:30
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2022 16:09

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