Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present

The Effect of Research and Development on Value Added: Exploration of a Comprehnesive Measure of a Firm's Financial Wealth

This research project will compare value added, as a performance measure, to other variables that affect company profitability; theorizing that companies with a higher value added are more efficient, and therefore have more favorable figures in these categories. Exploration of this topic is necessary because value added is a relatively new measure of wealth, and as such, has been subject to criticism as an alternative to more traditional measures of wealth (Pearson, 2008).