How do ownership concentration and family control affect R&D investments? new evidence from Taiwan

Date
2020-03-01
Authors
Ting, Irene Wei Kiong
Lo, Huai‐Chun
Kweh, Qian Long
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Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Abstract
This study finds a nonlinear relationship between ownership concentration and R&D investments. Specifically, ownership concentration is positively related to R&D investments at a low level of ownership concentration; the relationship becomes negative when ownership concentration is at a high level. However, the impact of ownership concentration on R&D investments is lessened in family-controlled firms; that is, family control moderates the relationship between ownership concentration and R&D investments. Overall, this study suggests that the ownership concentration's nonlinear impact on R&D investments differs between family-controlled firms and nonfamily-controlled firms. © 2018 International Review of Finance Ltd.
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This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this article is published in International Review of Finance (2020), available online at: https://doi.org/10.1111/irfi.12206.
Keywords
Family firms, Family business, Socioemotional wealth
Citation
Ting, I. W. K., Lo, H.-C., & Kweh, Q. L. (2020). How do ownership concentration and family control affect R&D investments? New Evidence from Taiwan. International Review of Finance, 20(1), 275-291. https://doi.org/10.1111/irfi.12206