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Limited liability and the underlying-asset constraint: on the use of share-derivative contracts to resolve agency problems

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  • Liang Zou

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  • Arthur Selender & Liang Zou, 1994. "Limited liability and the underlying-asset constraint: on the use of share-derivative contracts to resolve agency problems," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 59(2), pages 149-166, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jeczfn:v:59:y:1994:i:2:p:149-166
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01238967
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    1. Liang Zou, 1997. "Incentive roles of fringe benefits in compensation contracts," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 65(2), pages 181-199, June.
    2. Zou, Liang & Sun, Laixiang, 2000. "Liability Sharing as a Mechanism to Improve Firms' Investment and Liquidation Decisions," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 28(4), pages 739-761, December.

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