International entrepreneurship: evidence on Australian-born global firms

Date published:
1 July 2020

Entrepreneurship and the entry of new firms into the market are important drivers to create jobs and long-term economic growth. This paper looks at Australian firms that are ‘born global’, entering export markets in their first year.

It uses administrative tax data on Australian firms to:

  • study the role of firms in international trade, focusing on born global firms
  • explore the relationship between export status, firm growth, age and size
  • test the relationship between exchange rates and export sales.

This research supports policymakers to better target policies aimed at promoting exports and entrepreneurship in Australia.

Authors: Angelina Bruno and Dr Abrie Swanepoel.