Export promotion programs: What should be the objective

Brewer, P. and Kastelle, T. (2009). Export promotion programs: What should be the objective. In: Reshaping the Boundaries of the Firm in an Era of Global Interdependence. 35th European International Business Academy Conference 2009, Valencia, Spain, (1-29). 13-15 December, 2009.

Author Brewer, P.
Kastelle, T.
Title of paper Export promotion programs: What should be the objective
Conference name 35th European International Business Academy Conference 2009
Conference location Valencia, Spain
Conference dates 13-15 December, 2009
Convener University of Valencia
Proceedings title Reshaping the Boundaries of the Firm in an Era of Global Interdependence
Place of Publication Valencia, Spain
Publisher University of Valencia
Publication Year 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 29
Total pages 29
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Export promotion programs (EPP’s) are commonly used, especially in developed economies, to enhance national export performance. However, the specific goals of such schemes are often unclear and assessment of effectiveness is difficult. This paper discusses EPP objectives as presented in the literature and highlights the difficulty in assessing outcomes. We use network analysis to demonstrate the ability of countries to improve their position in the global trade system and by so doing to improve national economic welfare. This insight presents an alternative goal available to governments in developing national EPP’s, namely, targeting an increased number of international trade connections which their country.
Subjects E1
910402 Management
150308 International Business
Keyword export promotion programs
export policy
network analysis
international marketing
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

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