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dc.contributor.authorSchnedler, Wendelin
dc.contributor.authorRatto, Marisa
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-20T11:30:34Z
dc.date.available2011-09-20T11:30:34Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/6986
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectSpecializationen
dc.subjectjob designen
dc.subjectmoral hazarden
dc.subjectmultitaskingen
dc.subject.ddc331en
dc.subject.classificationjelM12en
dc.subject.classificationjelJ24en
dc.titleToo Few Cooks Spoil the Broth : Division of Labor and Directed Productionen
dc.typeArticle accepté pour publication ou publié
dc.description.abstractenHow can a manager influence workers’ activity, while knowing little about it ? This paper examines a situation where production requires several tasks, and the manager wants to direct production to achieve a preferred allocation of effort across tasks. However, the effort that is required for each task cannot be observed, and the production result is the only indicator of worker activity. This paper illustrates that in this situation, the manager cannot implement the preferred allocation with a single worker. On the other hand, the manager is able to implement the preferred allocation by inducing a game among several workers. Gains to workers from collusion may be eliminated by an ability-dependent, but potentially inefficient, task assignment. These findings provide a new explanation for the division of labor, and bureaucratic features such as “over”- specialization and “wrong” task allocation.en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlnameThe B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy
dc.relation.isversionofjnlvol8en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlissue1en
dc.relation.isversionofjnldate2008
dc.relation.isversionofjnlpages19en
dc.relation.isversionofdoihttp://dx.doi.org/10.2202/1935-1682.1913en
dc.description.sponsorshipprivateouien
dc.relation.isversionofjnlpublisherBerkeley Electronic Pressen
dc.subject.ddclabelEconomie du travailen


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