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Article Number - 4EDDAD755993


Vol.10(3), pp. 79-86 , March 2018
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2016.0747
ISSN: 2006-9774


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Senior academic background, R&D intensity and productivity: Based on the data of listed companies in the agricultural sector



Shu Yehong
  • Shu Yehong
  • School of Economics and Management, Huazhong Agriculture University, Wuhan 400370, China.
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He Yucheng
  • He Yucheng
  • School of Economics and Management, Huazhong Agriculture University, Wuhan 400370, China.
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 Received: 15 June 2016  Accepted: 15 November 2016  Published: 31 March 2018

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Agricultural companies (2011-2013) were chosen as the samples of this study. Financial report data were used to analyze the disciplines of the executives, their strength mean, research and development (R&D) strength and productivity. The results of the empirical research showed that companies with technology executives will significantly have increased R&D intensity; but companies with management executives would have reduced R&D intensity; while both executives would have increased R&D intensity. Hiring management executives would have significant impact, but technical executives have no significant impact. Agricultural companies’ R&D intensity and corporate productivity have a significant negative correlation, because R&D transformation takes longer time. It is believed that reasonable arrangements of senior management structure, a modest increase in business R&D intensity, vertical integration strategy for improving productivity and competitiveness of core formation are necessary.
 
Key words: Knowledge-based executives, agricultural companies, R&D intensity, productivity.

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APA Yehong, S., & Yucheng, H. (2018). Senior academic background, R&D intensity and productivity: Based on the data of listed companies in the agricultural sector. Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, 10(3), 79-86.
Chicago Shu Yehong and He Yucheng. "Senior academic background, R&D intensity and productivity: Based on the data of listed companies in the agricultural sector." Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics 10, no. 3 (2018): 79-86.
MLA Shu Yehong and He Yucheng. "Senior academic background, R&D intensity and productivity: Based on the data of listed companies in the agricultural sector." Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics 10.3 (2018): 79-86.
   
DOI https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2016.0747
URL http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/JDAE/article-abstract/4EDDAD755993

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