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The geography of British exports: country-level versus firm-level evidence

Beleska-Spasova, E. and Glaister, K.W. (2009) The geography of British exports: country-level versus firm-level evidence. European Management Journal, 27 (5). pp. 295-304. ISSN 0263-2373

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This study investigates the degree of regionalization of UK exporters. The firm-level findings, based on an original set of primary data of 356 UK exporters, are contrasted with the UK national trade flows as well as with the geographic spread of the UK, European and the world's largest MNEs. The analysis produced consistent findings of regionalization regardless of the classification thresholds or sales matrices employed. The findings also imply that country-level data supports the firm-level findings of regionalization. White the analysis presents relatively strong corroborating evidence of regionalization of UK exports, it also indicates that UK exporters might be more multi-regional and global oriented than previously thought. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. ALL rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2009 Elsevier. This is an author produced version of a paper subsequently published in European Management Journal. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: Regionalization; Exports; Country-level; Firm-level; SME; UK; Geographic diversification
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Sheffield University Management School
Depositing User: Miss Anthea Tucker
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2009 11:05
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:59
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2009.03.002
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.emj.2009.03.002
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/9876

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