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    • Barriers to internationalisation: firm–level evidence from South Africa 

      Matthee, Marianne; Krugell, Waldo (Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca, 2012)
      The internal resource barriers that firms experience influence their capability to export. This, in turn, influences the export performance of the country and the extent to which exports contribute to economic growth. The ...
    • Can a new export promotion strategy revitalise Zimbabwe's economy? 

      Mzumara, Macleans; Matthee, Marianne; Steenkamp, Ermie (Sabinet, 2013)
      After years of political and economic upheavals and disappointing trade performance, Zimbabwe sorely needs to revitalise its economy. An important step towards this outcome is to grow and strengthen the country's export ...
    • Can South Africa sustain and diversify its exports? 

      Matthee, Marianne; Idsardi, Ernst; Krugell, Waldo (AOSIS, 2016)
      The aim of this paper is to examine the diversification of South Africa's exports over the period 1994 to 2012. A decomposition of export growth shows that exports of non-fuel primary commodities as well as medium-skill ...
    • The determinants of regional manufactured exports from a developing country 

      Naudé, Wim; Matthee, Marianne (Sage Publications, 2008)
      In this article, the question of the location of exporters of manufactured goods within a country is investigated. Data from 354 magisterial districts in South Africa are used with a variety of estimators to identify the ...
    • Export specialisation and local economic growth 

      Naudé, Wim; Bosker, Maarten; Matthee, Marianne (Blackwell, 2010)
      This paper aims to provide empirical evidence on whether export specialization or diversification is better for local economic growth. Using export data from 354 magisterial districts of South Africa for 1996 and 2001 we ...
    • How South African SME's can become better candidates for export finance 

      Matthee, Marianne; Heymans, André (University of Primorska, 2013)
      SMEs are considered to be important drivers of economic growth and development throughout the world but to deliver true economic benefits, they need to grow into sustainable, profitable businesses. Expanding into foreign ...
    • The location of manufacturing exporters in Africa: empirical evidence 

      Matthee, Marianne; Naudé, Willem Adriaan (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)
      The costs of accessing and using a port/export hub should be high on the list of priorities for export promotion agencies in Africa. This conclusion emanates from this paper focusing on the geographical location of ...
    • Measuring the export capability of South African regions 

      Matthee, Marianne; Krugell, Waldo (Routledge, 2009)
      Recent research has identified what determines local exports and what policies might make them grow. Regions with higher Gross Domestic Product per capita, faster population growth, higher levels of skills, greater export ...
    • Measuring the inward FDI potential of South African regions 

      Krugell, Waldo; Matthee, Marianne (University of Johannesburg, Department of Business Management, 2008)
      Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to construct an index that captures the factors expected to affect a local economy's attractiveness to foreign investors. Problem statement: Following South Africa's reintegration ...
    • The optimal distance to Port for Exporting Firms 

      Matthee, Marianne; Gries, Thomas; Naudé, Wim (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009)
      Success in international trade depends, among other things, on distance from markets. Most new economic geography models focus on the distance between countries. In contrast, much less theorizing and empirical analysis ...
    • South African firm-level evidence of the links between finance and efficiency 

      Krugell, Waldo; Matthee, Marianne (Sabinet, 2012)
      Small and medium-sized enterprises are often seen as drivers of economic growth and development by generating employment opportunities. However, for SMEs to be successful they need finance. Access to finance has been found ...