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Venture Capital Contracting with Renegotiation

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  • Arieh Gavious

    () (Ben Gurion University)

  • Ramy Elitzur

    () (University of Toronto)

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This paper examines contracting between a venture capitalist and an entrepreneur in a setting with unobservable effort when contracts are renegotiated each period. The contribution of our paper lies in the insights it provides on optimal contracts in this setting. The insights from our model prove to be significantly different in certain respects than those obtained under a multi-period contract without renegotiation or a single period setting. An example is worked out to illustrate the division of payoff between the venture capitalist and the entrepreneur each period.

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  • Arieh Gavious & Ramy Elitzur, 2009. "Venture Capital Contracting with Renegotiation," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(1), pages 67-78.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-08l00021
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