Delegation, monitoring, and relational contracts
AbstractThis paper analyzes in a relational contracting framework when a principal should fully delegate a task to a team of hired workers or only partially delegate the task and work herself in the team. It is shown that full delegation is more likely to be optimal under a less efficient monitoring technology, lower generated surplus, lower complementarity of efforts, or a larger team of workers.
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Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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Relational contracts; Delegation; Monitoring; Job design; Moral hazard in teams;
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