Irish manufacturing export dynamics : Evidence of exporter heterogeneity in boom and slump periods

Gleeson, Anne Marie and Ruane, Frances (2007) Irish manufacturing export dynamics : Evidence of exporter heterogeneity in boom and slump periods. Review of World Economics, 143 (2). pp. 375-388. ISSN 1610-2878

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This paper explores export dynamics, using an unbalanced plant-level panel data set of Irish manufacturing plants between 1985 and 2003. The analysis focuses closely on two periods: one of exceptional export growth and one of significant export decline. We find strong evidence of exporter heterogeneity, as measured by individual exporter behaviour running contrary to aggregate trend, in both boom and slump years. The degree of heterogeneity differs markedly by sub-sector and firm size. Despite high levels of entry/exit into and out of export markets in the boom/slump, the export dynamics are dominated by the export activities of continuing exporters.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: Remark: The authors are grateful to the Central Statistics Office (CSO) of Ireland for the provision of data used in this study. To facilitate the research conducted the CSO gave the authors controlled access to anonymized micro data; this access is provided for in the Statistics Act, 1993 and was at all times within the CSO’s premises under stringent conditions. Special thanks are due to Joe Treacy and George Hussey of the CSO for assistance with the data. We are grateful for financial support from the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences and for the very helpful comments received from Hol-ger Görg, Julie Sutherland, participants at the EUNIP Conference at University of Limerick in June 2006, and the anonymous referee. Please address correspondence to A.M. Glee-son, School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford, Ireland; e-mail: 1 The terms establishment, firm, plant and enterprise are used interchangeably.
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