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The Threshold Effect of R and D Intensity on Enterprise Performance—Evidence from the GEM Listed Company

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1104534, PP. 1-12

Subject Areas: Strategic Management

Keywords: R & D Investment Intensity, Sustainability, Firm Performance, Threshold Effect

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This paper mainly adopts the panel data of listed company in GEM from 2012 to 2016, with the threshold panel model, Deeply studying the influence of R & D investment intensity on enterprise performance, and discovering that R&D intensity has a double threshold effect on enterprise performance. When the sustainable ability of research and development activities is lower than the first threshold value, R & D intensity has a significant negative impact on firm performance; when the sustainable capacity is between the first threshold value and the second threshold value, the intensity of R & D investment and enterprise financial performance was negatively correlated, and positively correlated with production performance; when the sustainable capacity of R & D activity exceeded second threshold value, R & D intensity has a significant positive impact on enterprise performance. Therefore, to improve the sustainability of R & D activities is an important way for enterprises to improve their performance.

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Wei, Y. and Bao, G. (2018). The Threshold Effect of R and D Intensity on Enterprise Performance—Evidence from the GEM Listed Company. Open Access Library Journal, 5, e4534. doi:


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