This dissertation examines the impact of a firm's proximity to a trade finance center on its export success. The primary focus is on firms that have taken advantage of financing from the Export Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank). The central proposition behind the dissertation is that firms that are located closer to trade finance centers are more likely to use trade finance products than those that are more remote, and that firms that use trade financing are more successful exporters. Related data regarding the diffusion of information pertaining to trade finance products, the importance of face-to-face meetings in trade finance, and the impact of transaction size on the proximity/usage relationship are also investigated. The data for the dissertation comes from information on US exporters that obtained Ex-Im Bank financing in 2005, and from surveys taken from exporters that used Ex-Im Bank financing and exporters that had not.Research. Context. and. Literature. Review. Competitive Advantage There are multiple sources of competitive ... Wade (1992) describes how government supported export finance initiatives contributed to East Asiaa#39;s economic success. Holdenanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Competitive Advantage of Firms and Their Proximity to Export Finance Centers|
|Author||:||Edward John Arnold|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|