Trade and Management

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-460
Number of pages18
Journal / PublicationThe Review of Economics and Statistics
Volume103
Issue number3
Online published8 Jul 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021

Abstract

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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  • Management, exports, product quality, productivity

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Trade and Management. / Bloom, Nicholas; Manova, Kalina; Van Reenen, John; Sun, Stephen Teng; Yu, Zhihong.

In: The Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 103, No. 3, 07.2021, p. 443-460.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review