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Financial techniques, institutions and innovation

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  • Howells, John

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    (Department of Organisation and Management, Aarhus School of Business)

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    This paper reviews the relationship between financial evaluation and control techniques and innovative activity in a range of contexts. The relationship is broadly conceived to include both the financial techniques developed and deployed within the firm and the evaluative behaviour of financial institutions external to the firm such as venture capital and industrial investment banking. With innovative and investment opportunities tending to vary over time within an industry, it becomes apparent that there can be no permanent solution to the common problem of how to trade off financial control for organisational stability against the need to trust devolved organisational forms in control of innovative development projects.

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    Paper provided by University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Management in its series Working Papers with number 2003-3.

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    Length: 52 pages
    Date of creation: 26 Nov 2003
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    Handle: RePEc:hhb:aardom:2003_003

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    Keywords: Financial evaluation; Innovation;

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