Strategic Mismatches in Sequential Contracting: The Case of Professional Partnerships
AbstractMismatches typically arise because of information problems in markets. This paper discusses the possibility of mismatching in partnerships focussing on strategic mismatches that cannot be explained by information problems. It is shown that due to market competition sometimes players can profit from voluntary mismatching.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Bonn, Germany in its series Discussion Paper Serie A with number 604.
Date of creation: Jul 1999
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economies of scope; free-rider effect; loser's curse; mismatch; partnership;
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