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Allies as Rivals: Internal and External Rent Seeking

  • Glazer, A.

A Manager of other leader can more effectively obtain rents or other benefits for his organization the higher the quality of his staff. But these same staff may seek rents within the firm, with the most able staff best able to do so. A Manager may therefore prefer to employ staff of low quality.

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Paper provided by California Irvine - School of Social Sciences in its series Papers with number 99-00-10.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:fth:calirv:99-00-10
Contact details of provider: Postal: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, IRVINECALIFORNIA 91717 U.S.A.

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