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Organization capital and firm performance. Empirical evidence for European firms

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  • Tronconi, Claudia
  • Vittucci Marzetti, Giuseppe

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The paper assesses the impact of organization capital (OC) on firm performance for a sample of European firms. OC is proxied by capitalizing selling, general and administrative expenses, an income statement item. Results are robust and show the strong effect of OC on firm performance.

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  • Tronconi, Claudia & Vittucci Marzetti, Giuseppe, 2011. "Organization capital and firm performance. Empirical evidence for European firms," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 112(2), pages 141-143, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:112:y:2011:i:2:p:141-143
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    Cited by:

    1. Hiroki Arato & Katsunori Yamada, 2012. "Japan's Intangible Capital and Valuation of Corporations in a Neoclassical Framework," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 15(4), pages 459-478, October.
    2. Wen Chen & Robert Inklaar, 2016. "Productivity spillovers of organization capital," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 45(3), pages 229-245, June.
    3. MORIKAWA Masayuki, 2014. "Are Large Headquarters Unproductive? Evidence from a panel of Japanese companies," Discussion papers 14036, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
    4. HARADA Nobuyuki, 2014. "Intangible Investments and their Consequences: New evidence from unlisted Japanese companies," Discussion papers 14058, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
    5. Shenglang Yang, 2016. "Intangible capital and sectoral energy intensity: Evidence from 40 economies," ANU Working Papers in Economics and Econometrics 2016-646, Australian National University, College of Business and Economics, School of Economics.
    6. Morikawa, Masayuki, 2015. "Are large headquarters unproductive?," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 119(C), pages 422-436.

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