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Intellectual Capital's Importance for Corporate Performance

Nilsson, Martin; Klang, Marcus and Ek, Gustav (2009)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
The purpose of the thesis is to empirically investigate the relationship between intellectual capital and corporate performance. The estimated models will be used tp predict future corporate performance. Definitions of Intellectual Capital are presented as well as measurements of the concept, with focus on VAIC. Prior research investigating the relationship between intellectual capital and corporate performance are brought forward. A quantitative approach is used to investiagte the relationship between intellectual capital and corporate performance. Panel data regressions are used to analyze the relationship and estimate prediction models. 823 obseravtions during the period 1998-2007 are collected. The analyze shows a positive relationship... (More)
The purpose of the thesis is to empirically investigate the relationship between intellectual capital and corporate performance. The estimated models will be used tp predict future corporate performance. Definitions of Intellectual Capital are presented as well as measurements of the concept, with focus on VAIC. Prior research investigating the relationship between intellectual capital and corporate performance are brought forward. A quantitative approach is used to investiagte the relationship between intellectual capital and corporate performance. Panel data regressions are used to analyze the relationship and estimate prediction models. 823 obseravtions during the period 1998-2007 are collected. The analyze shows a positive relationship between intellctual capital and profitability. For accurate predictions of corporate performance, more factors than intellectual capital, form size and leverage, are needed to be included in the model. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Martin; Klang, Marcus and Ek, Gustav
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Intellectual Capital, Corporate Performance, VAIC, Panel data regression, Prediction models, Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
1437896
date added to LUP
2009-06-03 00:00:00
date last changed
2012-04-02 17:36:13
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  abstract     = {The purpose of the thesis is to empirically investigate the relationship between intellectual capital and corporate performance. The estimated models will be used tp predict future corporate performance. Definitions of Intellectual Capital are presented as well as measurements of the concept, with focus on VAIC. Prior research investigating the relationship between intellectual capital and corporate performance are brought forward. A quantitative approach is used to investiagte the relationship between intellectual capital and corporate performance. Panel data regressions are used to analyze the relationship and estimate prediction models. 823 obseravtions during the period 1998-2007 are collected. The analyze shows a positive relationship between intellctual capital and profitability. For accurate predictions of corporate performance, more factors than intellectual capital, form size and leverage, are needed to be included in the model.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Martin and Klang, Marcus and Ek, Gustav},
  keyword      = {Intellectual Capital,Corporate Performance,VAIC,Panel data regression,Prediction models,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Intellectual Capital's Importance for Corporate Performance},
  year         = {2009},
}