Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present

The Impact of Industry Characteristics on Export Performance: A Three Country Study

This study investigates the relationship between five-industry characteristics (Research and development intensity, capital intensity, labor productivity, capital intensity, and concentration ratio) and the export performance of American, Japanese, and German firms. The results of this study indicated that R & D intensity is significantly associated with the export performance of firms in the surveyed three countries (U.S., Japan, and Germany). Capital intensity is significantly associated with the export performance of firms in two countries only (U.S., and Germany). Labor productivity is significantly associated with the export performance of firms in one country only (Japan). High-technology intensity is significantly associated with the export performance of firms in the three countries (U.S., Japan and Germany). Life cycle (with a growth rate of above 10%) is significantly associated with the export performance of firms in one country only (the U.S.).