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Intra-Group Transfers And Group Formation

  • Dyuti Banerjee
  • Anupama Sethi

In this paper we consider different forms of intra-group transfers and the resulting type of group formation. We introduce the concept of partial joint liability and revenue sharing and show that this form of intra-group transfer may result in heterogeneous group formation. Its uniqueness is established by the fact that other transfer schemes always result in homogenous group formation.

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Paper provided by Monash University, Department of Economics in its series Monash Economics Working Papers with number 24/08.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 03 Aug 2008
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Handle: RePEc:mos:moswps:2008-24
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