Market Value, R&D and Intellectual Property: An Empirical Analysis of Large Australian Firms
This paper considers the value of innovation to large Australian firms. Specifically, we investigate how R&D and intellectual property activity influences the market value of firms, using a Tobin's q approach. R&D data are available for the period 1994-96 and data on patent, trade mark and design applications for 1996. The findings suggest that R&D and patent activity are positively and significantly associated with market value. The results also suggest that private returns to R&D in Australia are low by international standards. Copyright 2001 by The Economic Society of Australia.
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Volume (Year): 77 (2001)
Issue (Month): 239 (December)
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