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Endogenous growth models may exhibit either under or over-investment in R&D. The possibility of over-investment is generally attributed to a business stealing effect that arises as the latest innovator destroys and/or appropriates previous incumbent's rents. We argue that this conventional wisdom is misleading. In standard models, business stealing by itself cannot result in excessive R&D. We explain the other effects that must be at work here, thus contributing towards a better understanding of when and why the market may be biased towards excessive R&D.