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Financing Risk and Innovation

Ramana Nanda () and Matthew Rhodes-Kropf ()

No 11-013, Harvard Business School Working Papers from Harvard Business School

Abstract: We provide a model of investment into new ventures that demonstrates why some places, times and industries should be associated with a greater degree of experimentation by investors. Investors respond to financing risk ? a forecast of limited future funding ? by modifying their focus to finance less innovative firms. Potential shocks to the supply of capital create the need for increased upfront financing, but this protection lowers the real option value of the new venture. In equilibrium, financing risk disproportionately impacts innovative ventures with the greatest real option value. We propose that extremely novel technologies may need `hot' financial markets to get through the initial period of discovery or diffusion.

New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ban, nep-ent, nep-ino, nep-ppm and nep-upt
Date: 2010-08, Revised 2014-01
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