The Value of Fighting Irreversible Demise by Softening the Irreversible Cost
AbstractWe study a novel issue in the real-options-based technology innovation literature by means of double barrier contingent claims analysis.We show how much a ¯rm with the monopoly over a project is willing to spend in investment technology innovation that softens the irreversible cost of accessing the project before its irreversible demise.The answer depends on the project's characteristics and on the e®ectiveness demanded from technology innovation.
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Double barrier options; cost irreversibility; demise irreversibility; technology innovation;
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