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Applying the duration analysis on 1,959 newly established small and medium-sized Canadian exporting manufacturers, this study compares the survivability of Born Global and Gradual Global firms in the export market. The unique longitudinal (1997-2005) data set that used in this study is constructed by linking multiple administrative data sources from Statistics Canada. With all else held constant, the probability of survival of Born Global is 6 percent lower than Gradual Global firms. These findings have important implications for both academic researchers and policy-makers.
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