Delegated Information Acquisition and Capital Budgeting: On the Separation of Project Evaluation and Project Management
AbstractThe paper analyzes the question who should be provided with incentives to acquire and reveal information about the quality of an investment proposal: the division manager, who derives private benefits of control from the project and always wants to invest, or the capital budgeting department, which has no personal interests in the decision. Interestingly, private benefits of control may reduce expected wage costs. In this case joint project evaluation and project management is optimal.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen in its journal Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics.
Volume (Year): 157 (2001)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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- G31 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Capital Budgeting; Fixed Investment and Inventory Studies
- D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
- J33 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Compensation Packages; Payment Methods
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