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Communication and reputation in procurement auctions — Some empirical evidence

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  • Heinrich, Timo

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This paper studies communication and reputation in market interactions using data from online procurement auctions. Positive reputation ratings and engaging in communication increase a bidder’s probability of winning. Messages are primarily used to reduce the asymmetric information associated with transactions.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 114 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 164-167

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:114:y:2012:i:2:p:164-167

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Keywords: Communication; Procurement auctions; Reputation;

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