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|Title:||R&D and catch-up effect among software-as-aservice firms: A stochastic frontier approach|
Stochastic frontier analysis
|Citation:||Ge, C.,Huang, K.-W. (2011). R&D and catch-up effect among software-as-aservice firms: A stochastic frontier approach. PACIS 2011 - 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Quality Research in Pacific. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||Since its inception, SaaS market has been one of the fastest growing segments in the software industry. This paper is the first attempt to measure the productivity of pure-SaaS firms by adopting a stochastic frontier approach. Using an annual dataset from 2002 to 2009, we conduct a two-stage analysis. In the first stage, we derive the efficiency scores of each SaaS firm. We found average technical efficiency has been increasing due to catch-up effect in recent years. In the second stage's analysis, R&D investments are found to be negatively associated with SaaS firm's technical efficiency. Our results also show that R&D investments significantly contribute to the 1-year growth of technical efficiency of SaaS firms.|
|Source Title:||PACIS 2011 - 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Quality Research in Pacific|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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