SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Abstract

Does standard adoption help firms in developing countries overcome information barriers and thereby perform better in international markets? What are the channels through which certification affects firms' exports, the intensive margin, or the extensive margin? We provide evidence on the impact of certification on export performance using a unique firm-level dataset for Argentina over the period 1998–2006. We find that ISO certification is associated with increased exports, along the extensive margin—primarily in terms of destination countries—and the intensive margin.