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A Mixed Duopoly with a Lifetime Employment Contract as a Strategic Commitment

  • Kazuhiro Ohnishi
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    This paper examines the behaviors of a profit-maximizing private firm and a socialwelfare- maximizing public firm in a mixed market model with a lifetime employment contract as a strategic commitment. The paper then shows that there exists an equilibrium in which the private firm enters into a lifetime employment contract with its employees while the public firm does not.

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    Article provided by Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen in its journal FinanzArchiv.

    Volume (Year): 62 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 108-123

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    Handle: RePEc:mhr:finarc:urn:sici:0015-2218(200603)62:1_108:amdwal_2.0.tx_2-o
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