Ownership Structure and Export Performance: Firm-Level Evidence from the Republic of Korea

Date: December 2011
Type: Papers and Briefs
Series: Economics Working Papers
ISBN: 1655-5252 (print)
Author: Kim, Sangho; Park, Donghyun


This paper empirically examines the relationship between the ownership structure of firms and their export performance. To do so, they use firm-level data from the Republic of Korea, a classical example of successful export-oriented industrialization. Their empirical results indicate that Korean firms with more concentrated ownership are more likely to be exporters and export more.


  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Ownership Structure and Export Performance: Conceptual Basis and Empirical Literature
  • Data and Variables
  • Main Empirical Findings
  • Concluding Observations
  • References