Exporters and International Knowledge Transfer: Evidence from UK Firms

Richard Kneller
2007 Social Science Research Network  
Within the recent literature studying participation in international markets using micro data, a small number have suggested that firms benefit from their exposure to international markets. One channel considered for this role has been investments in R&D. A common finding in this literature is that firms involved in international trade are also more likely to also undertake R&D. In this paper we expand the question to consider whether exporters also differ from nonexporters in the knowledge
more » ... n the knowledge inputs used for R&D. Using data for UK firms we find that while in general this is so, non-exporters also involve themselves in international knowledge transfer. JEL classification: F14, O32, O33
doi:10.2139/ssrn.962333 fatcat:6643tjao7fct5hjf6tkwx6tqcy