Proceedings of the 2020 2nd International Conference on Economic Management and Cultural Industry (ICEMCI 2020)

The Decomposed Effect of Tax Avoidance on R&D – Empirical Research Based on SEM

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Nuo Li
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Nuo Li
Available Online 30 November 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.201128.076How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Tax avoidance, research and development, structural equation model, perks, tunnelling
Abstract

With the rapid development of Chinese society and the gradual rise of emerging industries, R&D and innovation are increasingly becoming the fundamental driving force leading enterprises to compete and grow. The 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China put forward the strategy of innovation-driven development, which once again emphasized the importance of innovation to the country’s destiny. For enterprises, an important factor affecting innovation activities is capital. Reasonable tax avoidance accumulates a large amount of capital for enterprises through cash flow saving effect and signalling effect, which meets the high demand of technological innovation for capital and promotes enterprises to actively expand the scale of R&D. In this paper, the structural equation model is constructed, and the total effect of tax avoidance on enterprise innovation is evaluated. Besides, the total effect is decomposed and evaluated as well, founding that tax avoidance by increasing the company’s cash holdings level forms a positive direct impact, but tax avoidance by increasing management and large shareholder’s opportunism behaviours also forms a remarkable negative indirect effect. This study is of great significance for the company to build a perfect governance mechanism, alleviate the conflict of interests of all parties, carry out tax planning rationally, and increase R&D.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2020 2nd International Conference on Economic Management and Cultural Industry (ICEMCI 2020)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
30 November 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-283-0
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.201128.076How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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