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Firm size, sector and market valuation of R&D expenditures


  • Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah
  • Andrew Stark
  • Saeed Akbar


Significant market value effects of R&D are found for UK firms of all sizes. Sector-based analyses indicate large, positive and statistically significant influences of R&D on market values of UK firms in both manufacturing and nonmanufacturing sectors.

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  • Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah & Andrew Stark & Saeed Akbar, 2008. "Firm size, sector and market valuation of R&D expenditures," Applied Financial Economics Letters, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 4(2), pages 87-91.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apfelt:v:4:y:2008:i:2:p:87-91 DOI: 10.1080/17446540701537756

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    1. Apergis, Nicholas & Eleftheriou, Sofia & Payne, James E., 2013. "The relationship between international financial reporting standards, carbon emissions, and R&D expenditures: Evidence from European manufacturing firms," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 88(C), pages 57-66.
    2. Shah, Syed Zulfiqar Ali & Liang, Shuang & Akbar, Saeed, 2013. "International Financial Reporting Standards and the value relevance of R&D expenditures: Pre and post IFRS analysis," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 30(C), pages 158-169.

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