Multiple Action Agency: An Application to the Management of Scientific Research
Risky research projects are, other things being equal, intrinsically harder to monitor than those which are less risky. It is shown using agency theory that a standard cost benefit project analysis which ignores the agency problem will introduce a bias towards excessively risky projects.
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