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Tournaments in religious organizations with investment in religious human capital: choosing the pope


  • Oliveira, Livio Luiz Soares
  • Netto, Giácomo Balbinotto


The objective of this manuscript is to explain how tournaments can be used in order to select the best candidates to fulfill the highest posts in religious organizations. With this purpose, in this working paper, we seek to show an model, modified from the original one, where the psychic income differential has been included, as a fundamental stimulus factor, for the candidates of a religious tournament, with the purpose of obtaining their maximum effort.

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  • Oliveira, Livio Luiz Soares & Netto, Giácomo Balbinotto, 2013. "Tournaments in religious organizations with investment in religious human capital: choosing the pope," MPRA Paper 44603, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:44603

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    1. Charles Zech, 2001. "An agency analysis of church-pastor relations," Managerial and Decision Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 22(6), pages 327-332.
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    Religious organization; Tournaments; Canon Law;

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    • J33 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Compensation Packages; Payment Methods
    • M5 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics

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