Innovation Indicators and Corporate Credit Ratings: Evidence from German Firms

Posted: 12 Jan 2005

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Dirk Czarnitzki

Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW); Catholic University of Leuven (KUL)

Kornelius Kraft

University of Dortmund - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Abstract

Most of the empirical literature on the relationship between firm value and knowledge capital is based on the stock market valuation. We use a credit rating score as an alternative measure. Innovative firms with a reasonable knowledge stock achieve a better rating, whilst too many innovative activities reduce the rating.

Keywords: Firm value, credit rating, innovation, intellectual property, discrete regression models

JEL Classification: C25, O31, O33

Suggested Citation

Czarnitzki, Dirk and Kraft, Kornelius, Innovation Indicators and Corporate Credit Ratings: Evidence from German Firms. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=647301

Dirk Czarnitzki (Contact Author)

Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) ( email )

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Kornelius Kraft

University of Dortmund - Department of Economics ( email )

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Germany
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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Bonn, D-53072
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