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A model of partnership formation

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  • Talman, Dolf
  • Yang, Zaifu

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Abstract This paper presents a model of partnership formation. A number of agents want to conduct some business or other activities. Agents may act alone or seek a partner for cooperation and need in the latter case to consider with whom to cooperate and how to share the profit in a collaborative and competitive environment. We provide necessary and sufficient conditions under which an equilibrium exists. In equilibrium, the partnership formation and the payoff distribution are endogenously determined. Every agent realizes his full potential and has no incentive to deviate from either staying independent or from the endogenously determined partner and payoff. The partnership formation problem contains the widely studied assignment market problem as a special case.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Mathematical Economics.

Volume (Year): 47 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (March)
Pages: 206-212

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Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:47:y:2011:i:2:p:206-212

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Keywords: Partnership formation Equilibrium Indivisibility Assignment market;

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  1. Andersson, Tommy & Gudmundsson, Jens & Talman, Dolf & Yang, Zaifu, 2014. "A competitive partnership formation process," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 86(C), pages 165-177.
  2. Bester, Helmut, 2009. "Investments and the Holdup Problem in a Matching Market," Discussion Paper Series of SFB/TR 15 Governance and the Efficiency of Economic Systems 263, Free University of Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Bonn, University of Mannheim, University of Munich.
  3. Pierre-André Chiappori & Alfred Galichon & Bernard Salanié, 2014. "The Roommate Problem - Is More Stable Than You Think," CESifo Working Paper Series 4676, CESifo Group Munich.
  4. Andersson , Tommy & Erlanson , Albin & Gudmundsson , Jens & Habis , Helga & Ingebretsen Carlson, Jim & Kratz, Jörgen, 2014. "A Method for Finding the Maximal Set in Excess Demand," Working Papers 2014:9, Lund University, Department of Economics.
  5. Gudmundsson, Jens, 2013. "Cycles and Third-Party Payments in the Partnership Formation Problem," Working Papers 2013:16, Lund University, Department of Economics.
  6. Gudmundsson, Jens, 2011. "On symmetry in the formation of stable partnerships," Working Papers 2011:29, Lund University, Department of Economics.
  7. Alkan, Ahmet & Anbarci, Nejat & Sarpça, Sinan, 2012. "An exploration in school formation: Income vs. Ability," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(2), pages 500-504.

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