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The relation between R&D intensity and future market returns: does expensing versus capitalization matter?

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  • Howard Chan
  • Robert Faff
  • Philip Gharghori
  • Yew Ho

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  • Howard Chan & Robert Faff & Philip Gharghori & Yew Ho, 2007. "The relation between R&D intensity and future market returns: does expensing versus capitalization matter?," Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Springer, vol. 29(1), pages 25-51, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:rqfnac:v:29:y:2007:i:1:p:25-51
    DOI: 10.1007/s11156-007-0023-1
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    Keywords

    Accounting for R&D; Capitalization of R&D; Future returns; Accounting methods; Australian GAAP; Resource-based view; G12; G14;
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    JEL classification:

    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading

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