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Title: R&D and catch-up effect among software-as-aservice firms: A stochastic frontier approach
Authors: Ge, C.
Huang, K.-W. 
Keywords: Catchup effect
On-demand computing
R&D
Software-as-a-service
Spillover
Stochastic frontier analysis
Technical efficiency
Issue Date: 2011
Source: 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
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/42648
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