Valuation Effects along the Technology Channel: Evidence from Corporate Bankruptcies
45 Pages Posted: 4 Sep 2015 Last revised: 20 Aug 2017
Date Written: July 8, 2017
We document the valuation effects of bankruptcy announcements through technological relatedness. The average value of firms that intensively cite the technologies of a bankrupt firm decreases by 1% around the time of the bankruptcy announcement. The effects are not attributable to other economic linkages such as industry, customer-supplier relationships, and strategic alliances. The effects are more pronounced if the bankruptcy filing is likely a result of aging technologies possessed by the filer and among related firms that have non-diversified technologies. Our results reveal technological relatedness as an important economic linkage and suggest that the valuation effects of bankruptcy extend beyond product markets.
Keywords: bankruptcy, distress, technology, innovation, economic linkage, spillover
JEL Classification: G33, G14, O33
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