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dc.contributor.authorLi, Chun
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-05T05:30:23Z
dc.date.available2015-02-05T05:30:23Z
dc.date.issued2014-08
dc.identifier.otherli_chun_201408_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/li_chun_201408_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/30984
dc.description.abstractWe study the “self-selection” effect among U.S. agribusiness firms in an attempt to better understand the export behavior of these firms. We use secondary firm-level financial data on almost 300 agribusiness firms to analyze the relationships between exports and firm size, capital intensity, firm profitability, and classification in one of 21 agribusiness sectors. Our results show that firm size has a small negative effect on the probability that an agribusiness firm exports and on the ratio of export sales to total sales, but capital intensity and recent profitability have little or no impact on export behavior. In contrast, the agribusiness sector in which a firm operates has a strong and robust impact on a firm’s export probability and intensity.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectAgribusiness
dc.subjectExport
dc.subjectProfitability
dc.subjectSelf-selection
dc.titleDeterminants of exports of U.S. agribusiness firms
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentAgricultural and Applied Economics
dc.description.majorAgricultural Economics
dc.description.advisorLewell F. Gunter
dc.description.committeeLewell F. Gunter
dc.description.committeeEsendugue Fonsah
dc.description.committeeGlenn Ames


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