Delegation games: analysis and applications

Cigdem Akbulut Merchant

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Organizations and researchers always ask: How can we increase the profits of a company? Is there a way to improve the performance of managers? How can a company fulfill certain aims (such as high sales, high market share etc.)? Here, managerial bonuses play a role.
This dissertation considers managerial delegation and bonus systems from a game theoretical perspective. It investigates how managerial incentives interact with each other. It studies how profits, production, welfare and international trade are affected by bonus systems. It searches the best bonus system for enterprises and introduces a new bonus system for companies. It also introduces a new solution method to the game theory literature.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Peters, Hans, Supervisor
  • Jansen, Mathijs, Co-Supervisor
  • van Lier, A.J., Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date30 Mar 2016
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789461595188
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • managerial bonuses
  • game theory
  • companies

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