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PROJECT TOPIC: EFFECT OF INTANGIBLE ASSETS ON VALUE REL EVANCE: EVIDENCE FROM LISTED MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN NIGERIA

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ABSTRACT

The increasing importance and role of intangible assets in today’s economic environment is a source for concern for scholars and accounting practitioners. As an attempt to explore the relevance of reported intangible assets, the study investigates the market value relevance of different intangible asset (intellectual properties, computer software cost and goodwill) reported by listed manufacturing firms in Nigeria. To achieve this, the study adopted a correlational research design and made use of panel data extracted from the annual reports and accounts of nine (9) sampled manufacturing firms out of the thirty-four (34) listed firms that reported components of intangible assets for the 6- year (2011-2016). The model was estimated using the random effect regression technique. The findings revealed intellectual properties to be positive and significantly associated with market value of listed manufacturing firms in Nigeria, while goodwill have negative and


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