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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 2)
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Export Participation and Technical Efficiency in East African Manufacturing Firms

Niringiye Aggrey, Luvanda Eliab and Shitundu Joseph
Corresponding Author:  Niringiye Aggrey 

Key words:  Learning by exporting, self-selection, technical efficiency, , , ,
Vol. 2 , (2): Page No: 62-68
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2010 January, 16 2010 January, 28 2010 March, 10
Abstract:

The study analyzed two explanations for the positive association between export-participation status and efficiency, i.e., self-selection of the relatively more efficient firms into exporting, and learning-byexporting. Measures of firm-level efficiency using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) were estimated to investigate the relationship between export participation and firm-level efficiency. As a result of the binary nature of the export participation, probit technique w as used to estimate the export participation equation. No evidence of self-selection by the relatively more efficient firms into-exporting was found, as lagged efficiency does not affect the probability of exporting in East African manufacturing firms. One explanation is that factors other than technical efficiency may be playing a more prominent role as determinants of the export decision in East African manufacturing firms.
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Niringiye Aggrey, Luvanda Eliab and Shitundu Joseph, 2010. Export Participation and Technical Efficiency in East African Manufacturing Firms.  Current Research Journal of Economic Theory, 2(2): Page No: 62-68.
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