Employee Incentives to Make Firm-Specific Investments: Implications for Resource-Based Theories of Corporate Diversification
13 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2007
We argue that the risk associated with the value of a firm's core resources has an impact on employee decisions to make firm-specific investments, independent of the threat of opportunism that might exist in a particular exchange. We further explore mechanisms firms may adopt to mitigate the employee incentive problem stemming from the risk assiciated with core resource value. These arguments shed new light on resource-based theories of corporate diversification.
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