Competition and the Strategic Choice of Managerial Incentives: the Relative Performance Case
AbstractIn this paper we study the role of market competitiveness in a strategic delegation game in which owners delegate output decisions to managers interested in the firm's relative performance. In particular we study how the optimal delegation scheme - i.e. the distortion from pure profit maximization - is affected by market concentration and the elasticity of market demand. We show that these two indexes of market competitiveness do not alter managerial incentives in the same way: while the optimal degree of delegation decreases as the market becomes less concentrated, it increases as demand becomes more elastic.
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Strategic delegation; relative performance; oligopoly; isoelastic demand;
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- Alessandra Chirco & Marcella Scrimitore & Caterina Colombo, 2011. "Competition And The Strategic Choice Of Managerial Incentives: The Relative Performance Case," Metroeconomica, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 62(4), pages 533-547, November.
- L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
- L21 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Business Objectives of the Firm
- D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-01-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2010-01-16 (Business Economics)
- NEP-COM-2010-01-16 (Industrial Competition)
- NEP-CSE-2010-01-16 (Economics of Strategic Management)
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