Export or Not with Productivity Heterogeneous Enterprises? Empirical Evidence from China’s Bio-Pharmaceutical Industry

Zhiying Ji, Jiayi Ye


In this paper, the strategy choice of export or not of Chinese biomedical enterprises has been empirically analyzed under the assumption of firm’s productivity heterogeneity of new - new trade theory. With the Probit and Tobit model regression analysis on enterprise productivity and export-oriented strategy choice, a positive correlation between the level of productivity and export strategy has been found and the productivity is the key factor in deciding whether to choose the export-oriented strategy or not, and the results of this study do not support the “productivity paradox”.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ibr.v6n4p164

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