This book, first published in 1970, analyses the factors affecting the export performance of selected firms from particular UK industries in the period 1958-66. The study was designed to test at the level of the firm and industry the hypothesis that, in the short run, variations in exports are a function of the pressure of domestic demand. It also obtained valuable information on the factors affecting the export performance and behaviour of firms.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. A Review of Empirical Macroeconomic Studies of the Pressure Hypothesis 3. Survey Aims and Method 4. Domestic Demand, Exports and Firm Behaviour: The Predictions of Economic Analysis 5. Testing the Pressure Analysis at the Firm and Industry Level 6. The UK Pottery Industry 7. The UK Motor Cycle Industry 8. The UK Pedal Cycle Industry 9. The UK Office Machinery Industry 10. Domestic Electrical Appliances 11. Conclusion