Title

Moderating Effects of R&D on Corporate Growth in U.S. and Japanese Hi-Tech Industries: An Empirical Study

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 1995

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of R&D on a firm's longrun performance and competitiveness within the U.S. and Japanese high-tech industries. First, we examine whether there is a positive relationship between R&D expenditures and a firm's long-run performance (i.e., market growth). We then search for a systematic difference in this relationship between two different economic environments, the U.S. and Japan. Furthermore, the interacting (moderating) effect of R&D on the firm's competitive structure and performance is explored. That is, how R&D moderates the linkage between the selected strategies and firms' performance. We find the results indicate a positive relationship between R&D expenditures and a firm's market growth, but one that is constant only in Japan.

Comments

At the time of publication, E. Daniel Shim was affiliated with St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA.

DOI

10.1016/1047-8310(95)90013-6