Portfolio Forming Decisions: the Role of Intangibles
Considered the possibility of using standardized performance indicators for benchmarking procurement of companies. Analyzed the main reasons for the lack of productivity in the procurement.
Obtaining RNA-seq measurements involves a complex data analytical process with a large number of competing algorithms as options. There is much debate about which of these methods provides the best approach. Unfortunately, it is currently difficult to evaluate their performance due in part to a lack of sensitive assessment metrics. We present a series of statistical summaries and plots to evaluate the performance in terms of specificity and sensitivity, available as a R/Bioconductor package ( http://bioconductor.org/packages/rnaseqcomp ). Using two independent datasets, we assessed seven competing pipelines. Performance was generally poor, with two methods clearly underperforming and RSEM slightly outperforming the rest.
These proceedings represent the work of contributors to the 10th European Conference on Intangibles and Intellectual Capital (ECIIC 2019), held at the University of Chieti-Pescara on 23-24 May 2019. The conference is supported by SIDREA - the Italian Society of Accounting and Economia Aziendale (http://www.sidrea.it/) and is organized by the Department of Management and Business Administration (https://www.dea.unich.it/) headed by Professor Michela Venditti. The Conference Chair is Prof. Massimo Sargiacomo who was assisted by an organizing committee comprised of university professors and lecturers (Gianluca Antonucci, Christian Corsi, Antonio D’Andreamatteo, Francesco De Luca, Armando Della Porta, Manoel De Nicola, Daniela Di Berardino, Tiziana Di Cimbrini, Antonio Gitto, Lea Iaia, Luca Ianni, Lorenzo Lucianetti, Stefania Migliori, Ida Verna). PhD students from Accounting, Management and Business Economics (www.ambe.unich.it) at the University G.d’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara also supported the organizational committee.
ECIIC is a well-established event on the academic research calendar and in its 10th year the key aim remains the opportunity for participants to share ideas and meet the people who hold them. The scope of papers will ensure an interesting two days. The subjects covered illustrate the wide range of topics that fall into this important and ever-growing area of research.
The opening keynote presentation is given by Prof. Martin Piber from the Leopold-Franzens-Universität, Innsbruck, Austria on the subject Managing (Intangibles) in times of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity). The second day of the conference will open with a keynote by Dr. John Dumay, from the Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia on the topic of 25 Years since Skandia: Critical reflections and projections. There will be an afternoon plenary Round Table Discussion led by Prof John Dumay, Prof Rosa Lombardi (SIDREA Secretary), University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Prof Stefano Marasca (SIDREA President), Marche Polytechnic University, Prof Martin Piber, University of Innsbruck and Prof Stefano Zambon (NIBR General Secretary), University of Ferrara, on the topic of Doing Research on Intangibles and Intellectual Capital: New Frontiers, Challenges and Future Scenarios.
With an initial submission of 96 abstracts, after the double blind, peer review process there are 40 Academic research papers, 3 PhD research papers and 3 work-in-progress papers published in these Conference Proceedings. These papers represent research from Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, Finland, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland and the USA.
The second part of the scientific monograph contains the results of analyzis the effectiveness of corporate risk management and internal control systems. The scientific literature contains a fairly large number of methods that allow to evaluate the effectiveness of managerial decisions within the company, but most of them are designed to formally assess the functionality of a particular system of risk management in relation to the world wide "best practices". The monograph presents the recommendations on the organization of integrated risk management methodology and assess its effectiveness in accordance with modern trends in decision-making, such as short-termizm focus on short-term business profitability. The theoretical propositions supported by empirical calculations, analytical studies and practical recommendations. The emphasis is on managing business uncertainty, and as a result, growth in the discount rate and the reduction of investment attractiveness as a result of lack of transparency of administrative processes and the lack of clear criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of the processes. This monograph is intended for students, teachers and scientists, researchers, and professionals operating in the field of risk management.
Purpose: This study investigates the factors that support or obstruct market value creation through intangible capital.
Design/methodology/approach: We explore the impact of intangibles and exogenous shocks on corporate attractiveness for investors measured by Market Value Added (MVA). Specifically we analyse the relationship between intangible-driven outperformance of companies, measured by Economic Value Added (EVA) and a number of intangible drivers on macro-, meso- and micro- levels. We suppose that the process of value creation is not only confined to companies’ performances. Our empirical research was conducted on more than 900 public companies from Europe and US during the period 2005-2009.
Findings: Our study establishes that investment attractiveness is affected by intangibles. We found that a company’s experience, size and innovative focus facilitate value creation. An unexpected result was revealed concerning countries’ education level, which appears to be an obstructive condition for intangible-driven value creation.
Research limitations/implications: The study reveals the significance of industry belonging for intangible-driven value creation. Nevertheless, it does not discover the particular characteristics of industry that influence corporate attractiveness for investors. These issues could be addressed in future research.
Practical implications: Our findings extend the understanding of the phenomenon of intangible capital and enable the improvement of investment decision-making.
Originality/value: The study emphasizes the holistic framework of market value creation by analysing a number of strategic crucial factors in line with Economic Value Added.
This study investigates factors of corporate success over the crisis period of 2008-2009. We advocate the idea that investments in intangibles allow a company to be better off, even if the markets go down. The hypothesis put forward in this paper was tested on a sample of more than 300 companies which operate in developed and emerging European markets, and belong to traditional and innovative industries. The application of statistical tools showed a robust significant link between the companies’ investment decisions and their performance before and during the crisis. This study contributes to empirical corporate finance as it provides evidence that investment restriction is not the best response to an economic recession.
The paper examines the structure, governance, and balance sheets of state-controlled banks in Russia, which accounted for over 55 percent of the total assets in the country's banking system in early 2012. The author offers a credible estimate of the size of the country's state banking sector by including banks that are indirectly owned by public organizations. Contrary to some predictions based on the theoretical literature on economic transition, he explains the relatively high profitability and efficiency of Russian state-controlled banks by pointing to their competitive position in such functions as acquisition and disposal of assets on behalf of the government. Also suggested in the paper is a different way of looking at market concentration in Russia (by consolidating the market shares of core state-controlled banks), which produces a picture of a more concentrated market than officially reported. Lastly, one of the author's interesting conclusions is that China provides a better benchmark than the formerly centrally planned economies of Central and Eastern Europe by which to assess the viability of state ownership of banks in Russia and to evaluate the country's banking sector.
The paper examines the principles for the supervision of financial conglomerates proposed by BCBS in the consultative document published in December 2011. Moreover, the article proposes a number of suggestions worked out by the authors within the HSE research team.