By Ryuhei Wakasugi

This booklet takes a entire examine jap businesses accomplishing export and international direct funding (FDI) and develops new equipment and information to enquire the internationalization of businesses, that's a spotlight factor in foreign alternate. utilizing micro-level facts, the e-book presents an advent to theoretical and statistical research of internationalization modes of eastern companies with productiveness heterogeneity. It makes transparent that even though the productiveness of internationalized eastern organisations is greater on typical than that of businesses serving merely the family industry, the adaptation in productiveness among exporters and FDI corporations isn't really as visible compared to that in their opposite numbers within the usa and Europe. targeting this aspect, the publication analyzes not just productiveness heterogeneity between corporations, but additionally the variations in firm-specific elements except productiveness: industry-specific elements, market-specific components equivalent to marketplace measurement and variable and glued bills for export, and FDI in vacation spot nations. This in-depth research finds how these elements make the modes of jap businesses’ internationalization varied from these within the usa and Europe. extra research makes a speciality of the consequences of fit caliber, organizational and institutional elements out there on agencies’ exports, and FDI. As an method of the present tendencies in foreign exchange, this ebook is exclusive in utilizing precise firm-level panel facts drawn from eastern govt statistics.

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99) Source: Authors’ calculations based on METI, Basic Survey of Japanese Business Structure and Activities Note: The firms considered are manufacturers with more than 50 employees. Figures in parentheses are the ratios of standard deviation of Olley and Pakes (1996). Table 7 shows that in most cases, the productivity of exporters is higher than that of non-exporters. In the manufacturing sector, exporters are between 34 and 48 % more productive, depending on which measure is chosen. These results are qualitatively similar to those obtained by Mayer and Ottaviano (2007) for France, who find that the productivity of exporters in that country is between 15 and 31 % higher than that of non-exporters.

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However, we also find several differences between our results for Japan and those for the European countries reported in Mayer and Ottaviano (2007). 12 As discussed earlier, the smaller k for Japan implies a larger degree of productivity heterogeneity at the firm level. Our results thus indicate that the proportion of productive firms in Japan is relatively large. 10, respectively, for Japan. 2. 18, respectively. Hence, this alternative estimation widens the productivity difference between domestic firms and exporters.

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