Keywords: exporting activity, firm performance, food and beverage, regression analysis, Greece, exports, food products, economic growth, prosperity, infrastructure
Identifying factors affecting firm performance: the role of exporting activity on Greek industry
The aim of the present paper is to locate and analyse the factors affecting firms' economic behaviour in food products' sector, by collecting data from a large number of firms and indicators. A special focus concerning exporting activity took place, trying to disclose the factors that spur exports, as they are considered to be a synonym of economic growth and prosperity. Several methodological issues of exports' valuation were apposed and some strong conclusions were underlined as regard to the necessary infrastructure that a firm should develop, in order to grow, and to establish a dynamic exporting profile.