Delegated Information Acquisition and Capital Budgeting: On the Separation of Project Evaluation and Project Management
The paper analyzes the question who should be provided with incentives to acquire and reveal information about the quality of an investment proposal: the division manager, who derives private benefits of control from the project and always wants to invest, or the capital budgeting department, which has no personal interests in the decision. Interestingly, private benefits of control may reduce expected wage costs. In this case joint project evaluation and project management is optimal.
Volume (Year): 157 (2001)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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- Ewerhart, Christian & Schmitz, Patrick W., 2000.
""Yes men", integrity, and the optimal design of incentive contracts,"
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization,
Elsevier, vol. 43(1), pages 115-125, September.
- Ewerhart, Christian & Schmitz, Patrick W., 2000. ""Yes Men," Integrity, and the Optimal Design of Incentive Contracts," MPRA Paper 12534, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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