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An Examination of Determinants of Investment in the U.S. Technology Sector - (2003-2018): An Empirical Study

Laxman, Arvind (2018) An Examination of Determinants of Investment in the U.S. Technology Sector - (2003-2018): An Empirical Study. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The determinants of investment for a firm differs from the factors which effect the whole economy, this research attempts to determine the influencers of investment in fixed assets of the technology sector in the US. The motivation for this research is that, the technology sector is not an industry where heavy manufacturing takes places and, due to this, it is assumed that, the investment in fixed asset is comparatively less, therefore, this research aims to empirically test what factors affect the investment in fixed assets. Further, it is hypothesized that R&D expenses play a role in determining investment in a company. Thus, the objectives of this research are to, first, determine the factors influencing fixed investment, secondly, to determine the extent to the relationship between the determinant and investment and lastly, to find evidence and R&D expenses of a technology company is a determinant of fixed investment.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Investment
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in Finance
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2018 13:52
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2018 13:52
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3361

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