Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||R&D and catch-up effect among software-as-aservice firms: A stochastic frontier approach||Authors:||Ge, C.
Stochastic frontier analysis
|Issue Date:||2011||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||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/42648|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
checked on Apr 20, 2019
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.