Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/97746
Authors: 
Inderst, Roman
Klein, Manuel
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
IMFS Working Paper Series 33
Abstract: 
We analyze how two key managerial tasks interact: that of growing the business through creating new investment opportunities and that of providing accurate information about these opportunities in the corporate budgeting process. We show how this interaction endogenously biases managers toward overinvesting in their own projects. This bias is exacerbated if managers compete for limited resources in an internal capital market, which provides us with a novel theory of the boundaries of the firm. Finally, managers of more risky and less profitable divisions should obtain steeper incentives to facilitate efficient investment decisions.
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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