Organizational Fixed Costs and Organizational Structure
AbstractThis paper shows how fixed costs can play an important role in determining the structure of organizations. Applications considered include layoffs, downsizing, heterogeneity among firms, and the structure of hierarchies. Agency problems as a source of fixed costs are also considered.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by EconWPA in its series Industrial Organization with number 9610002.
Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 31 Oct 1996
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fixed costs; organizational structure;
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