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Managerial Incentives and the Role of Advisors in the Continuous-Time Agency Model

Hiroshi Osano and Keiichi Hori ()

No 863, KIER Working Papers from Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research

Abstract: This paper explores a continuous-time agency model with double moral hazard. Using a venture capitalist—entrepreneur relationship where a manager provides unobservable effort while a venture capitalist (VC) both supplies unobservable effort and chooses the optimal timing of the initial public offering (IPO) with an irreversible investment, we show that optimal IPO timing is earlier under double moral hazard than under single moral hazard. Our results also indicate that the manager's compensation tends to be paid earlier under double moral hazard. We also derive several comparative static results for the IPO timing and managerial compensation profile, all of which provide new empirically testable implications. Usefully, even where the VC does not completely exit with the IPO, such that there is a requirement for a multiagent analysis after the IPO, most of our results remain unchanged. In addition, our model applies to not only the VC exit through the M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) process but also the dissolution of joint ventures and corporate spin-offs.

Keywords: two-sided moral hazard; IPO timing; managerial compensation; dynamic incentives; spin-offs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D82 D86 G24 G34 M12 M51 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-cta, nep-hrm and nep-mic
Date: 2013-02
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