"'This important study breaks new ground in our understanding of international business strategy. The author introduces a novel theoretical framework and subjects it to systematic econometric scrutiny to provide compelling findings that exports constitute a key business strategy for learning and innovating, which ultimately bestows competitive advantage in international business. This book opens the door to viewing exports not just as merely transactions across international borders but, more importantly, as providing a key platform facilitating firm learning and innovation.' - David B. Audretsch, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena, Germany and Indiana University, US 'Robert Salomon's book is a genuinely important and original study of the complex relationship between exporting - explicated here as a truly strategic activity - and innovation. It carefully and convincingly examines how and when exporting products is a means of importing market and technical knowledge, or otherwise fostering product and technological progress. Learning from Exporting also demonstrates how subtle is the relationship between firms, international stances and their innovative performance. It will be critical reading for those who seek to truly understand the corporate, geographic and technological dimensions of international trade and competition.' - Xavier Martin, Tilburg University, The Netherlands"
About the Author
Robert Salomon, Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations and Research Affiliate, Global Business Institute, Leonard Stern School of Business, New York University, US