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Intangible Asset Valuation Model Using Panel Data


  • Tomohiro Yamaguchi



In this paper, we design a valuation model for intangible assets using panel data, and empirically investigate the model validity. The approach using panel data is an evaluation method that uses unobserved firm-specific effects based on panel analysis. Our model first estimates production function using panel analysis, and then develops cost function using a duality approach. Next, we discount added value and costs resulting from intangible assets using fixed effects. Empirical analysis using the model compares the estimated parameter values in the nonlinear profit function consisting of production function and cost function with those in the production function alone, which becomes linear after logarithmic conversion, and finds that the two are generally similar. Additionally, the market value of equity is more closely associated with both the book value of equity and the value of intangible assets than with the book value of equity alone. These results support the validity of the model for evaluating intangible assets. This model is easy to apply in practice and is based on a simple idea. Further discussion of this model is warranted given the increasing importance attached to the value of intangible assets. Copyright Springer Japan 2014

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  • Tomohiro Yamaguchi, 2014. "Intangible Asset Valuation Model Using Panel Data," Asia-Pacific Financial Markets, Springer;Japanese Association of Financial Economics and Engineering, vol. 21(2), pages 175-191, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:apfinm:v:21:y:2014:i:2:p:175-191
    DOI: 10.1007/s10690-014-9181-z

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