Innovation and Firm Performance: Evidence from the Capital Market
Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing, 9(2), 272-277, February 2013
7 Pages Posted: 30 May 2012 Last revised: 14 Jul 2013
Date Written: May 30, 2012
This paper examines the role of innovation in firm performance by drawing empirical evidence from the capital market. The current study analyzes risk premiums and risk-adjusted excess returns of a portfolio of the most innovative firms in the United States from 2006 to 2010. The results show that average risk premiums of an equal-weighted portfolio of the most innovative firms in the United States are economically larger than the CRSP value-weighted index risk premiums 4 years in a row from 2006 to 2009 and are economically greater than the S&P 500 index risk premiums from 2006 to 2010. The portfolio exhibits average statistically significant positive risk-adjusted excess returns for the 3-year and 5-year holding period intervals. The findings serve as evidence of the favorable role of innovation in firm performance.
Keywords: risk premiums, risk adjusted excess returns, innovation
JEL Classification: G11, G12, G14
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