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SMART Journal of Business Management Studies
Year : 2018, Volume : 14, Issue : 2
First page : ( 86) Last page : ( 98)
Print ISSN : 0973-1598. Online ISSN : 2321-2012.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-2012.2018.00020.9

Impact of intellectual capital on the financial performance of Indian Pharmaceutical Companies

Thanikachalam V.1,*, Muninarayanappa M.2, Prabakaran V.3

1Ph. D Research Scholar, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli

2Professor, Bengaluru University, Bengaluru

3Assistant Professor, SRM University (Vadapalani Campus), Chennai

*Corresponding Author: thanikachalam@bdu.ac.in

JEL Code: 034, L25, L65

Online published on 2 July, 2018.


The objective of this study is to discover the influence of Intellectual Capital (IC) on financial performance of sample pharmaceutical firms in India. Quantitative data of Indian pharmaceutical firms were collected from the audited annual reports for the period from 2007 to 2017. Public (2004) IC model was employed to measure the intellectual capital. Return on Assets, Returnon Equity and Return on Sales were used to measure the financial performance. The study found significant and positive impact of IC on financial performance. The findings of the study would be useful for corporate directors and regulators as well as policy makers to invest in IC, thus leading to higher financial performance. This study is a pioneering attempt to measure the relationship between IC and corporate financial performance in Indian pharmaceutical sector.



Intellectual Capital, Financial Performance, Correlation, Standardized Regression Pharmaceutical Sector.


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