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Product Market Competition, Incentives and Fraudulent Behavior

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The present paper studies incentive provision in a model where a manager can affect the firm’s stock price by exerting unobservable effort and through costly, deceptive signalling and investigates the role product market competition plays in shaping shareholders’ trade-off between inducing effort and fraud.

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  • R. Andergassen, 2008. "Product Market Competition, Incentives and Fraudulent Behavior," Working Papers 638, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna.
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