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Ownership and Managerial competition: Employee, Customer, or Outside Ownership

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  • Patrick Bolton
  • Chenggang Xu

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It is widely accepted that only the protection of private property rights and competition by rival firms provides adequate Incentive to perform for managers and employees. However, it is not entirely clear how ownership interacts with competition. This paper centers on the question of ownership of firms and managerial competition and how these affect managers and employees' incentives to invest in human capital.

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  • Patrick Bolton & Chenggang Xu, 1998. "Ownership and Managerial competition: Employee, Customer, or Outside Ownership," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series 174, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
  • Handle: RePEc:wdi:papers:1998-174
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    1. Matouschek, Niko, 1999. "Foreign Direct Investment and Spillovers through Backward Linkages," CEPR Discussion Papers 2283, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    2. Bai, Chong-En & Xu, Cheng-Gang, 2001. "Ownership, incentives and monitoring," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 3750, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.

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    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • L20 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - General
    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • D40 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - General

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