Taşan, Ece
This study examines the impact of exporting on firm survival in the Turkish manufacturing sector. The study uses firm-level data provided by the Tax Administration and micro-level data on international trade collected by the Ministry of Trade. The effect of export intensity on the survival probability of firms is estimated using a Cox proportional hazards model. The results show that controlling for other firm characteristics, the probability of survival is higher for exporting firms, and this probability increases with export intensity. The positive effect of export intensity on firm survival is stronger for firms operating in high and medium-high technology sectors. Additionally, firms that are more diversified in terms of destination countries and that export more intensively to developed countries have a higher probability of survival. This study shows that in addition to export intensity, other export characteristics, such as the degree of diversification, technology, and export destination, are important for the survival of firms.
Citation Formats
E. Taşan, “EXPORTING AND FIRM SURVIVAL: EVIDENCE FROM TURKISH MANUFACTURING,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2024.