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Title: R&D investment and firm performance in IT companies: An empirical investigation across IT industry sectors
Authors: Lin, Z.
Ge, C.
Goh, K.Y. 
Keywords: Computer chips industry
Firm performance
Hardware industry
IT companies
Research and development
Software industry
Issue Date: 2011
Source: Lin, Z.,Ge, C.,Goh, K.Y. (2011). R&D investment and firm performance in IT companies: An empirical investigation across IT industry sectors. PACIS 2011 - 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Quality Research in Pacific. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Many previous studies invariably focused on the linear relationship between R&D investment and firm performance while overlooking there may be a quadratic effect, which may cause mixed and conflicting empirical findings, and leave some business cases difficult to understand. Thus, in this study, using a sample of 1923 IT companies from three industry sectors (i.e., hardware, computer chips and software), we empirically examine the quadratic relationship between R&D investment and firm performance within each IT industry sector. We find that there exists significant quadratic R&Dfirm performance relationship within all these industry sectors. We further find that R&D investment has more impact on firm performance in software companies than in hardware and computer chips companies. From these results, we make theoretical and managerial implications.
Source Title: PACIS 2011 - 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Quality Research in Pacific
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/42705
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