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Sharing the proceeds from a hierarchical venture

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  • Jens L. Hougaard

    (Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen)

  • Juan D. Moreno-Ternero

    (Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide; CORE, Université catholique de Louvain)

  • Mich Tvede

    (Newcastle University Business School, UK)

  • Lars P. Osterdal

    (Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark)

Abstract

We consider the problem of distributing the proceeds generated from a joint venture in which the participating agents are hierarchically organized. We introduce and characterize a family of allocation rules where revenue `bubbles up' in the hierarchy. The family is flexible enough to accommodate the \textit{no-transfer} rule (where no revenue bubbles up) and the \textit{full-transfer} rule (where all the revenues bubble up to the top of the hierarchy). Intermediate rules within the family are reminiscent of popular incentive mechanisms for social mobilization or multi-level marketing.

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  • Jens L. Hougaard & Juan D. Moreno-Ternero & Mich Tvede & Lars P. Osterdal, 2016. "Sharing the proceeds from a hierarchical venture," Working Papers 16.14, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Hierarchies; Joint ventures; Resource allocation; Geometric rules; MIT strategy.;
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    JEL classification:

    • C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • L24 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Contracting Out; Joint Ventures
    • M31 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising - - - Marketing
    • M52 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Compensation and Compensation Methods and Their Effects

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