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R&D expenditures: Accounting choices and market price reactions


Abdul Latif, Rohaida and Taufil Mohd, Kamarun Nisham and Abu Bakar, Robiah and Wan Hussin, Wan Nordin and Ku Ismail, Ku Nor Izah (2005) R&D expenditures: Accounting choices and market price reactions. Project Report. Universiti Utara Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper examines the value relevance of R&D reporting among public listed companies in Malaysia for the years 2000 and 2001, subsequent to the introduction of FRS 109, Accounting for Research and Development (formerly known as MASB 4).FRS 109 states that a firm should expense its research costs and could capitalize the development cost if the latter is expected to bring future benefits.Otherwise, the development expenditure is to be expensed.Test results based on Ohlson’s (1995) valuation model shows that for capitalizers, the amount of R&D expenditure, either expensed or capitalized, influences the stock prices positively.As for the expensers, even though the amount expensed influences stock prices, this relationship is driven by outliers; when we dropped the outliers, the result is no longer significant.These results indicate that R&D activities of capitalizers are expected to bring future benefits and consequently lead to higher prices while the R&D activities of expensers are more difficult to evaluate given a small sample size and the presence of outliers.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: Kod S/O: 11240
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: College of Business
Depositing User: Dr. Rohaida Abdul Latif
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2013 02:42
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2014 00:31
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/7833

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