The effects of R&D, venture capital, and technology on the underpricing of IPOs in Taiwan

The effects of R&D, venture capital, and technology on the underpricing of IPOs in Taiwan Information asymmetry and value uncertainty causes high -research and development (R&D) or high-tech Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) to become underpriced. Venture capital can serve as a moderator to mitigate the information asymmetry and value uncertainty to reduce IPO underpricing. High-tech industries significantly contribute to Taiwan’s economic growth. With the unique Taiwan data, we find that venture-backed IPOs are less underpriced. More importantly, IPO underpricing due to technology decreases with the use of venture capital and decreases with the interaction between R&D expenditure and technology. Technology requirement reduces the underpricing of high-R&D IPOs. Accordingly, R&D spending reduces the underpricing of high-tech IPOs. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting Springer Journals

The effects of R&D, venture capital, and technology on the underpricing of IPOs in Taiwan

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