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Know-how disclosure and incomplete contracts

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  • Rosenkranz, Stephanie
  • Schmitz, Patrick W.

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When two parties invest in human capital and at the same time decide on know-how disclosure it can be shown that joint ownership with veto power is the optimal ownership structure, given that only incomplete contracts can be written.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 12533.

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Date of creation: 1999
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Keywords: Incomplete contracts; Know-how disclosure; Joint ownership;

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