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Governance Structure, Technical Change and Industry Competition

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  • Mattia Guerini

    (Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS, GREDEG, France
    Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies
    Sciences Po., OFCE)

  • Philipp Harting

    (Bielefeld University)

  • Mauro Napoletano

    (OFCE Sciences-Po
    SKEMA Business School)

Abstract

We develop a model to study the impact of corporate governance on firm investment decisions and industry competition. In the model, governance structure affects the distribution of shares among short- and long-term oriented investors, the robustness of the management regarding possible stockholder interference, and the managerial remuneration scheme. A bargaining process between firm's stakeholders determines the optimal allocation of financial resources between real investments in R&D and financial investments in shares buybacks. We characterize the relation between corporate governance and firm's optimal investment strategy and we study how different governance structures shape technical progress and the degree of competition over the industrial life cycle. Numerical simulations of a calibrated set-up of the model show that pooling together industries characterized by heterogeneous governance structures generate the well-documented inverted-U shaped relation between competition and innovation.

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  • Mattia Guerini & Philipp Harting & Mauro Napoletano, 2020. "Governance Structure, Technical Change and Industry Competition," GREDEG Working Papers 2020-49, Groupe de REcherche en Droit, Economie, Gestion (GREDEG CNRS), Université Côte d'Azur, France.
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    • G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation

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