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Companies can have two types of competitive advantages: internal and external. In this paper we analyse the effect of these types on the performance of exporter firms.

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Firm exports is a more and more important issue nowadays. We analyse a multi-country sample of more than 1,500 manufacturing firms in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Denmark. Our results show that countries’ institutional factors (i.e., capital markets, financial intermediaries, and skilled workforce) significantly impact both internal and external competitive advantages of the firms

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This page is a summary of: Firm performance and international diversification: The internal and external competitive advantages, International Business Review, December 2010, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2010.03.006.
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