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Les facteurs déterminants de la stratégie des groupes français en matière de communication sur les activités de R&D


  • Yuan Ding

    () (Groupe HEC)

  • Hervé Stolowy

    (Groupe HEC)


This study is interested in the relationship between firm's characteristics (R&D intensity, industry, American or British stock market listing, R&D accounting method used, and size) and its strategy of communication on its R&D activities. We have analyzed annual reports of firms belonging to the SBF 250 index in order to determine the disclosure level of each company on R&D. The study confirmed the impact of Anglo-Saxon market listing (or of the size of the firm) and of the belonging to certain high-tech sectors on the communication related to the R&D. It also showed the lack of linkage between this communication and the R&D intensity, which is explained by the primacy of the preservation of industrial secrets on a full disclosure policy.

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  • Yuan Ding & Hervé Stolowy, 2003. "Les facteurs déterminants de la stratégie des groupes français en matière de communication sur les activités de R&D," Revue Finance Contrôle Stratégie,, vol. 6(1), pages 39-62, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:dij:revfcs:v:6:y:2003:i:q1:p:32-62

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    More about this item


    R&D; communication; information; SBF 250;

    JEL classification:

    • M41 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Accounting
    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D


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