Discussion of 'Contracting Theory and Accounting'
12 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2001
Date Written: September 2000
Professor Lambert provides a very useful synthesis of the major issues in managerial accounting and the insights that agency theory has provided on those issues. In this discussion, I highlight some of the limitations of these models in examining accounting measurement questions. Lambert calls for additional work in multiperiod contracting models, and I discuss some of the modeling choices that must be made in such work. Finally, I present some thoughts on the relation between contract models and empirical research.
Keywords: Contracting; Agency theory; Managerial accounting
JEL Classification: M40, M41, M46, L14, D82
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