Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 130, Issue 1, pp 223–230 | Cite as

Value Relevance of Tobin’s Q and Corporate Governance for the Taiwanese Tourism Industry



For knowledge- and invention-based industries, scholars have introduced the firm value, which is composed of traditional financial capital and intangible intellectual capital, and Tobin’s Q, which is the commonly used approach for intellectual capital valuation. Scholars have thus evaluated firm valuation appropriately by considering corporate governance. This study applies the multi-regression model to present a discussion on the value relevance of intellectual capital and corporate governance concerning the tourism industry in Taiwan. The results show that intellectual capital is positively related to firm valuation, and that corporate governance influences the positive relationship between intellectual capital and firm valuation. The tourism industry must focus on intellectual capital and corporate governance.


Tobin’s Q Intellectual capital Corporate governance Firm valuation Tourism industry 

JEL Classification

G32 G34 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AccountingChinese Culture UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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