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Innovation and the Market Value of UK Firms, 1989-1995

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  • Toivanen, Otto
  • Stoneman, Paul
  • Bosworth, Derek

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Using a new data set covering a sample of UK firms, 1989-1995, we study the impact of innovation and innovation assets on firm value. We find, for all reporting firms, that the now of R&D and the use of new technologies (as measured by investment in tangible assets) have significant positive impacts on market value. A patent count variable is insignificant in cross section estimates, although significant but impacting negatively in panel estimates. A sample of firms reporting their R&D for the first dine yields much larger estimates of the impact of R&D on market value than in the sample of all reporting firms. Copyright 2002 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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Article provided by Department of Economics, University of Oxford in its journal Oxford Bulletin of Economics & Statistics.

Volume (Year): 64 (2002)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 39-61

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  1. Mircea Epure, 2012. "Benchmarking for routines and organizational knowledge," Economics Working Papers 1399, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, revised Oct 2013.
  2. Hirschey, Mark & Richardson, Vernon J., 2004. "Are scientific indicators of patent quality useful to investors?," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 11(1), pages 91-107, January.
  3. Cristiano Antonelli & Alessandra Colombelli, 2011. "The generation and exploitation of technological change: market value and total factor productivity," The Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, vol. 36(4), pages 353-382, August.
  4. Hung-Yi Wu & Jui-Kuei Chen & I-Shuo Chen, 2012. "Ways to promote valuable innovation: intellectual capital assessment for higher education system," Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Springer, vol. 46(5), pages 1377-1391, August.
  5. Greenhalgh, Christine & Rogers, Mark, 2006. "The value of innovation: The interaction of competition, R&D and IP," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 35(4), pages 562-580, May.
  6. Wang, Chun-Hsien & Lu, Yung-Hsiang & Huang, Chin-Wei & Lee, Jun-Yen, 2013. "R&D, productivity, and market value: An empirical study from high-technology firms," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 41(1), pages 143-155.

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