軟體業研發資本化與研發過度投資之關聯性:論管理者權益薪酬之影響

Chia Hui Chen, Liu Ching Tsai, Chaur-Shiuh Young, Hui Wen Hsu

研究成果: Article

摘要

Prior studies show that immediate expensing of R&D expenditures creates R&D underinvestment problems. In contrast, from data on firms listed in the U.S. software industry for 2001 to 2011, we provide evidence that R&D capitalization is positively associated with R&D overinvestment. This evidence sheds light on one kind of agency problem- R&D overinvestment- caused by R&D capitalization decisions and, in turn, provides implications for investors and regulators in assessing the consequences of R&D capitalization. Moreover, we examine the effect of executive equity-based compensation on mitigating such agency problem. Our results support that executive equity-based compensation serves as an important mechanism to alleviate R&D overinvestment problems driven by R&D capitalization. This evidence is of value to firms' compensation committees in designing executive compensation structures to motivate managers' R&D investment decisions from long-term perspectives. We finally conduct additional tests to ensure that our empirical results are robust to potential endogeneity concerns and competing explanations.

原文Chinese
頁(從 - 到)1-37
頁數37
期刊Journal of Accounting Review
發行號68
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2019 一月 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Accounting
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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