Essays in industrial organization and management strategy

P.W.J. de Bijl

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Abstract

This thesis contains five essays in the theory of industrial organization and management strategy. An introduction makes the main ideas accessible to non-specialists by presenting the essays as fictitious cases. The first essay investigates strategic disclosure of verifiable information. The disclosed information concerns a hidden action, and the transmission of information takes place in a noisy environment. The second essay explores how search costs and informational asymmetries influence the possibilities for entry in markets for search goods. The model that is used analyzes signaling with common information. The third essay presents a principal-agent model in which the agent enjoys working. The principal, instead of designing a pecuniary incentive scheme, can appeal to the agent's private benefits by giving him a say in the job the agent has to do. The fourth essay applies this idea in order to study the strategic impact of organizational structure. Possible linkages between internal organization and market strategy are highlighted. The last essay focuses on the prices selected by a monopolist who sells a durable good and repairs it in the case of breakdown. The monopolist can circumvent inefficiencies by inviting a competitor in the repair market or by leasing the good instead of selling it.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Bester, H., Co-promotor, External person
  • van Damme, Eric, Promotor
Award date26 Apr 1996
Place of PublicationTilburg
Publisher
Print ISBNs9056680129
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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Management strategy
Industrial organization
Repair
Monopolist
Incentive schemes
Internal organization
Breakdown
Private benefits
Disclosure
Competitors
Cost asymmetry
Market strategy
Informational asymmetry
Internal market
Hidden action
Linkage
Leasing
Inefficiency
Search costs
Organizational structure

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de Bijl, P. W. J. (1996). Essays in industrial organization and management strategy. Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research.
de Bijl, P.W.J.. / Essays in industrial organization and management strategy. Tilburg : CentER, Center for Economic Research, 1996. 163 p.
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de Bijl, PWJ 1996, 'Essays in industrial organization and management strategy', Doctor of Philosophy, Tilburg University, Tilburg.

Essays in industrial organization and management strategy. / de Bijl, P.W.J.

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Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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