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Institutional Inertia, Laura Valderrama

Abstract
We study the relative efficiency of outside-owned versus employee-owned firms and analyze implications for institutional change in a context of technological innovation. When decisions are made through majority voting, the vote on technology choice is used to influence the later vote on the sharing rule. We show how this dynamic voting generates a systematic technological bias that is contingent on firm ownership. We provide conditions under which the pivotal voter's political leverage leads the firm to an institutional trap whereby majority voting and inefficient technology choice reinforce each other, leading to institutional inertia
Table Of Contents
Cover Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- I. Introduction -- II. A Tale of Explorers, Gold, and Diamonds -- III. The Model -- A. The Cooperative -- 1. Redistribution (date 2 vote) -- 2. Technology choice (date 1 vote) -- 3. Example: Voting for an inefficient polarized technology -- B. Outside Ownership -- C. Cooperatives versus Outside Ownership -- IV. Institutional Inertia -- V. Discussion -- A. Supporting Evidence -- B. Implications for Institutional Design -- VI. Concluding Remarks -- References -- Footnotes
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Edition
1st ed.
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Physical Description
25 p.
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781451873405

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