Mediation or Moderation? The Role of R&D Investment in the Relationship between Corporate Governance and Firm Performance: Empirical Evidence from the Chinese it Industry

@inproceedings{Zhang2014MediationOM,
  title={Mediation or Moderation? The Role of R&D Investment in the Relationship between Corporate Governance and Firm Performance: Empirical Evidence from the Chinese it Industry},
  author={Qing Zhang and Lilin Chen and Tianjun Feng},
  year={2014}
}
Manuscript Type. Empirical. Research Question/Issue. This paper explores whether R&D investment has a mediating and/or moderating effect on the relationship between corporate governance and firm performance. Research Findings/Insights. This empirical study of Chinese IT‐industry listed companies during the 2007–2008 period shows that R&D investment does not moderate, but instead mediates the relationship between corporate governance and firm performance. Theoretical/Academic Implications. This… CONTINUE READING