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For how long to tie your hands? Stable relationships in an unstable environment

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  • Ferdinando Colombo

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  • Guido Merzoni

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 95 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (November)
Pages: 93-120

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jeczfn:v:95:y:2008:i:2:p:93-120

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Keywords: Repeated games with incomplete information; Reputation; Stable relationships; Changing environment; C72; D82; L14;

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Cited by:
  1. Laibson, David I., 1997. "Golden Eggs and Hyperbolic Discounting," Scholarly Articles 4481499, Harvard University Department of Economics.
  2. José De Sousa & Xavier Fairise, 2013. "On the value of partial commitment for cooperative investment in buyer-supplier relationship," Working Papers halshs-00870060, HAL.
  3. Guido Merzoni, 2010. "A theory of trust failure and vertical integration in industrial districts," DISEIS - Quaderni del Dipartimento di Economia internazionale, delle istituzioni e dello sviluppo dis1001, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Dipartimento di Economia internazionale, delle istituzioni e dello sviluppo (DISEIS).
  4. José De Sousa & Xavier Fairise, 2013. "On the value of partial commitment for cooperative investment in buyer-supplier relationship," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00870060, HAL.

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