Impact of investment in intangible assets on corporate performance in India

Impact of investment in intangible assets on corporate performance in India PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to evaluate the impact of investment in Intangible Assets on the corporate performance of Indian companies for a period of twelve years from 2001 to 2012.Design/methodology/approachIntangible assets have been measured using the “Intangible Assets Monitor” method developed by Sveiby (1997).FindingsThe results of panel data regression model reveal that Intangible Assets affect performance of companies positively after controlling for firm size, age, leverage, physical capital intensity, market share, risk, industries and dummy year.Practical implicationsThe study is of immense importance to corporate managers in improving managerial insight into the significance of investment in Intangible Assets. The results direct Indian managers to understand and realize the importance of Intangible Assets and keenly invest in research and development, technology, software, advertising, customer relationship management and human resources to further augment their performance.Originality/valueSpecifically considering India, the research related to the association between Intangible Assets and performance is undersized. Thus, the present study would contribute to the existing literature comprehensively. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Law and Management Emerald Publishing

Impact of investment in intangible assets on corporate performance in India

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1754-243X
DOI
10.1108/IJLMA-05-2017-0127
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PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to evaluate the impact of investment in Intangible Assets on the corporate performance of Indian companies for a period of twelve years from 2001 to 2012.Design/methodology/approachIntangible assets have been measured using the “Intangible Assets Monitor” method developed by Sveiby (1997).FindingsThe results of panel data regression model reveal that Intangible Assets affect performance of companies positively after controlling for firm size, age, leverage, physical capital intensity, market share, risk, industries and dummy year.Practical implicationsThe study is of immense importance to corporate managers in improving managerial insight into the significance of investment in Intangible Assets. The results direct Indian managers to understand and realize the importance of Intangible Assets and keenly invest in research and development, technology, software, advertising, customer relationship management and human resources to further augment their performance.Originality/valueSpecifically considering India, the research related to the association between Intangible Assets and performance is undersized. Thus, the present study would contribute to the existing literature comprehensively.

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International Journal of Law and ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 10, 2018

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