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The Determinants of R&D Intensity: in Case of Malaysia

Suzaihan, Sulaiman (2011) The Determinants of R&D Intensity: in Case of Malaysia. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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This paper examines the determinants of R&D spending in Malaysia. The study aims to investigate whether variables such as profitability, leverage, growth and director ownership influence R&D. Analysis of 30 companies from technology industry in ACE Market was selected. Descriptive analysis and linear regression analysis are performed in this study. By using the regression model, only two variables can be concluded as factors influencing the R&D which are profitability and leverage. Growth and director ownership are not significant in explaining the firms' decisions on R&D expenditure.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Research and Development (R&D) Intensity, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor. > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Mr Husni Ismail
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2012 05:03
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2016 01:24
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2913

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