The impact of technological capability on financial performance in the semiconductor industry

Jun Hong Park, Hyunseog Chung, Ki Hong Kim, Jin Ju Kim, Chulung Lee

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Abstract

The modern semiconductor industry is going through rapid changes as new markets and technologies appear. In this paper, such technology-intensive firms’ relationship between technological capability and financial performance is analyzed with regression analysis. Revenue and market capitalization are used as dependent variables. For the independent variables, the technological intensity, technological diversity, technological asset, and technological efficiency are used. The analysis results revealed different effects of technological capability on financial performance. Also, regression analysis is conducted by dividing firms into high and low groups based on technological asset and technological efficiency, and the analysis result revealed different effects of technological intensity and technological diversity on financial performance. For technological asset, the financial performance in the high group is affected more by technological intensity, and the financial performance in the low group is affected more by technological diversity. For technological efficiency, only the financial performance in the high group is affected by technological intensity. Although both groups’ financial performance is somewhat affected by technological diversity, there was no statistically significant differences between the groups. By separating the effect of technological capability on financial performance, this research can provide more detailed analysis results compared to previous literature and the methods of managing technological capability for semiconductor firms.

Original languageEnglish
Article number489
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jan 2

Keywords

  • Financial performance
  • Semiconductor firm
  • Technological asset
  • Technological capability
  • Technological diversity
  • Technological efficiency
  • Technological intensity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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