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Quantity-setting games with lifetime employment contracts as a strategic commitment

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  • Kazuhiro Ohnishi

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This paper considers lifetime employment contracts asa strategic commitment and examines the respectiveequilibrium outcomes of the two cases of a quantity-setting duopoly game with substitute goods and a quantity-setting duopoly game with complementary goods. First, in the quantity-setting game with substitute goods, we Þnd that there is an equilibrium in which both the firms adopt lifetime employment. Next, in the quantity-setting game withcomplementary goods, we Þnd that there is an equilibrium in which at least one Þrm adopts lifetime employment, and that lifetime employment is beneÞcial for both Þrms.

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  • Kazuhiro Ohnishi, 2012. "Quantity-setting games with lifetime employment contracts as a strategic commitment," Philippine Review of Economics, University of the Philippines School of Economics and Philippine Economic Society, vol. 49(2), pages 25-40, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:phs:prejrn:v:49:y:2012:i:2:p:25-40
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    Keywords

    quantity-setting model; substitute goods; complementary goods; lifetime employment contract;
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    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets

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