Role of Family Management in R&D Investments: Indian Evidence

Gagandeep Singh, Amanpreet Kaur

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The purpose of the present study is to examine the influence of family management on R&D investments of Indian companies. Panel regression analysis is undertaken on the data of top 200 Indian companies (the final sample got reduced to 179 companies) listed on Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) over a period of 5 years from 2015 to 2019. The results reveal that family management supports R&D investments. The presence of family members on top management positions have a significant positive influence for both capital R&D expenditures and revenue R&D expenses. Given the restructuring of Indian corporate governance system, the findings recommend continual of family management as Indian way of management as it actively supports research and development investments thereby significantly influencing growth of the firm. The non-family members must support the strategic envision of family managers as the latter are more emotionally linked with the firm. The study contributes to the existing literature by examining the impact of family management on capital R&D expenditures and revenue R&D expenditures separately to gain meaningful insights about the attitude of family owners towards R&D investment decisions.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2021


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