The influence of regionalization and psychic distance on the direction of Australian exports

Brewer, Paul and Sherriff, Garry (2006). The influence of regionalization and psychic distance on the direction of Australian exports. In: Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business, Beijing, China, (86-86). 23-26 June 2006.

Author Brewer, Paul
Sherriff, Garry
Title of paper The influence of regionalization and psychic distance on the direction of Australian exports
Conference name Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business
Conference location Beijing, China
Conference dates 23-26 June 2006
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business
Place of Publication East Lansing, MI, U.S.A.
Publisher Academy of International Business
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Published abstract
Start page 86
End page 86
Total pages 1
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Abstract/Summary International business research has identified separately two distinct influences on the direction of firm internationalisation. One of those influences is psychic distance, the other is regionalisation. This paper sets out to test the influences of regionalisation and psychic distance on the direction of Australian merchandise exports. The paper applies a quantitative methodology using a multiple regression model on a large, purposively compiled data set. Unlike most previous outward internationalisation studies, which use the firm as the unit of analysis, this paper uses aggregated Australian export values by country destination and export category over an extended time period, 1990 to 2004. The findings show that regionalisation is the dominant influence on the direction of Australian merchandise exports. This has important trade policy implications for Australian state and federal governments, related export promotion agencies and for managers of Australian firms, as well as for international business researchers generally.
Subjects EX
350212 International Business
720403 Management
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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