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A simple microfoundation for the utilization of fragmentation indexes to measure the performance of a team

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  • Benoît Le Maux

    (University of Rennes 1, CREM-CNRS)

  • Yvon Rocaboy

    (University of Rennes 1, CREM-CNRS)

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We propose a simple non-cooperative game model where two fragmented teams compete to increase their performance. The theoretical framework is based on the theory of conflict. We show that depending on the value of a parameter in the model, the power of the competing teams may be expressed as a function of well-known fragmentation indexes: the Herfindhal-Hirschman index, the Laakso-Taagepera index, the Best shot index and the Weakest-link index.

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Paper provided by Condorcet Center for political Economy in its series Economics Working Paper from Condorcet Center for political Economy at CREM-CNRS with number 2011-02-ccr.

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Keywords: Contest success function; Fragmentation; Herfindhal-Hirschman index; Laakso-Taagepera index; Best shot index; Weakest-link index;

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