Acta Oeconomica Pragensia
Acta Oeconomica Pragensia
Acta Oeconomica Pragensia
Journal of Central and Eastern European Economic and Management Issues

Acta Oeconomica Pragensia 2014/2

Application of the Decision Support Model to Czech Exports


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Matěj Urban, Michal Mejstřík, Jana Gutierrez Chvalkovská

In this paper, we present our own modification of the Export Decision Support Model (EDSM) and its application on evaluation of export opportunities for Czech companies. The main objective of the model is to identify export opportunities which might help to target the export promotion policy of the Czech Republic. The EDSM methodology is based on sequential elimination of less interesting markets. We have amended and calibrated the EDSM for the Czech Republic and created a new variable - our Index of Export Opportunities - which classifies markets depending on their suitability for export. Calibration was performed on a data sample covering global trade data from 2006 to 2012. The results of the model have been used as a tool for an evidence-based export promotion policy in the Czech Republic. The results were tested by the real foreign demand for Czech products in specific industries and importing countries based on information from Czech embassies and trade promotion organisations.

Keywords: calibration, export, export decision support model, export strategy, index of export opportunities, Simulation

JEL Classification: F13, F14

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