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Learning-by-doing; consequences for incentive design

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  • Osmundsen, Petter

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Through a learning-by-doing process, a firm's efficiency depends positively on the extent of its previous business activity. From a dynamic incentives perspective, therefore, efficiency is endogenous. In addition, the efficiency of the firm is likely to be subject to private information. The model captures some of the trade-offs principals face in designing incentive schemes in this context.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Information Economics and Policy.

Volume (Year): 14 (2002)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 39-49

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Handle: RePEc:eee:iepoli:v:14:y:2002:i:1:p:39-49

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  1. Klenio Barbosa & Pierre C. Boyer, 2012. "Discrimination in Dynamic Procurement Design with Learning-by-doing," CESifo Working Paper Series 3947, CESifo Group Munich.

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