Young Innovative Firms, Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivities and Technological Misallocation

Andres Felipe Garcia Suaza, Oscar Mauricio Valencia-Arana, Jose Eduardo Gomez-Gonzalez

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Abstract

Can technological misallocation generate financial frictions? We build a theoretical model with testable implications, in which the misallocation between R&D and production activities generates borrowing constraints. The investor offers the innovator a rent that is contingent to the success of its project in order to make them exert an incentive-compatible effort level. However, this rent distorts the allocation of effort between activities. Specifically, it leads to a suboptimal level of effort impulsing a reallocation of resources from production to R&D. Consequently, the investor cannot appropriate the surplus resulting from innovation. This distortion increases the cost of external financing for firms that have large amount of intangible assets. Using Compustat data for manufacturing firms in the United States between 1982 and 2007, we show that cash-flow sensitivities are positive and increasing in firms with high R&D intensities Suggested Citation
Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-79-07785-2
StatePublished - Jun 2017

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Investors
Rent
Misallocation
Investment-cash flow sensitivity
Firm investment
Innovators
Incentive compatible
Intangible assets
Cash flow
Reallocation
Costs
Borrowing constraints
Citations
Financial frictions
Innovation
External financing
Resources
Manufacturing firms
Surplus
Make-to-order

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Garcia Suaza, A. F., Valencia-Arana, O. M., & Gomez-Gonzalez, J. E. (2017). Young Innovative Firms, Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivities and Technological Misallocation.
Garcia Suaza, Andres Felipe ; Valencia-Arana, Oscar Mauricio ; Gomez-Gonzalez, Jose Eduardo . / Young Innovative Firms, Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivities and Technological Misallocation. 2017.
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Young Innovative Firms, Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivities and Technological Misallocation. / Garcia Suaza, Andres Felipe; Valencia-Arana, Oscar Mauricio ; Gomez-Gonzalez, Jose Eduardo .

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Garcia Suaza AF, Valencia-Arana OM, Gomez-Gonzalez JE. Young Innovative Firms, Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivities and Technological Misallocation. 2017 Jun.