Firm competition and incentive pay: Rent seeking at work
AbstractEmpirical evidence shows that competition among firms generates steep incentives inside firms. Incentive pay stimulates productive investments but may generate inefficient rent-seeking investments. I show that competition reduces firms’ profits and thereby the inefficient investments, which makes steep incentives attractive.
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Volume (Year): 113 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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Payment methods; Competition; Rent seeking;
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