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Relational Contracts and Job Design


Anja Schöttner


University of Konstanz

July 5, 2006


Abstract:     
This paper analyzes optimal job design in a repeated principal-agent relationship when there is only one contractible and imperfect performance measure for three tasks whose contribution to firm value is non-verifiable. The tasks can be assigned to either one or two agents. Assigning an additional task to an agent strengthens his relational contract. Therefore, broad task assignments are optimal when the performance measure strongly distorts incentives for the two-task job. This is more likely to be the case if these two tasks are substitutes.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 34

Keywords: job design, multi-tasking, relational contracts

JEL Classification: M51, M54

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Date posted: December 1, 2005  

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Schöttner, Anja, Relational Contracts and Job Design (July 5, 2006). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=856906 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.856906

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Anja Schöttner (Contact Author)
University of Konstanz ( email )
Fach D-144
D-78457 Konstanz
Germany
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