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The effect of M&A activityon R&D intensity: A quantitative study on the Swedish biotechnological industry
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial Management. KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Economics.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Economics.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This is a quantitative thesis of the Swedish biotech industry, that intends to study what effect

M&A activity has on firms R&D intensity. It is an important question as the market demand

is changing rapidly and puts high pressure on companies to constantly deliver new

innovations. The study is based on panel data and ordinary least squares regressions. The

findings are similar to previous studies, which points towards both positive and negative

directions when referring to M&A activity and its impact on R&D intensity. This thesis show

lack of statistical significant results when it comes to how R&D intensity (R&D intensity is

defined as the ratio of R&D expenditure to total sales) is affected by M&A activity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keyword [en]
M&A, Merger, Acquisition, R&D, Innovation, Biotechnology, R&D intensity
National Category
Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-210259OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-210259DiVA: diva2:1118161
Educational program
Degree of Master - Economics of Innovation and Growth
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Available from: 2017-07-10 Created: 2017-06-29 Last updated: 2017-07-10Bibliographically approved

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