Articles

Marking to Market and Inefficient Investment Decisions

C. OTTO, P. F. VOLPIN

Management Science

A paraître

Départements : Finance, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Mots clés : Marking to Market, Investment Decisions, Reputation, Agency Problem


We examine how mark-to-market accounting affects the investment decisions of managers with reputation concerns. Reporting the current market value of a firm's assets can help mitigate agency problems because it provides outsiders (e.g., shareholders) with new information against which the management's decisions can be evaluated. However, the fact that the assets' market value is informative can also have a negative side effect: Managers may shy away from investments that indicate conflicting private information and would damage their reputation. This effect can lead to inefficient investment decisions and make marking to market less desirable when market prices are more informative

More haste less speed? Signaling through investment timing

R. LEVY, C. BOBTCHEFF

American Economic Journal: Microeconomics

A paraître

Départements : Economie et Sciences de la décision, GREGHEC (CNRS)

https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/mic.20160200


We consider a cash-constrained firm learning on the value of an irreversible project at a privately-known speed. Under perfect information, the optimal date of investment may be non-monotonic in the learning speed: better learning increases the value of experimenting further, but also the speed of updating. Under asymmetric information, the firm uses its investment timing to signal confidence in the project and raise cheaper capital from uninformed investors, which may generate timing distortions: investment is hurried when learning is sufficiently fast, and delayed otherwise. The severity of the cash constraint affects the magnitude of the distortion, but not its direction

Non-additivity in accounting valuation: Theory and applications

L. PAUGAM, Jean-François CASTA, H. STOLOWY

Abacus

A paraître

Départements : Comptabilité et Contrôle de Gestion, GREGHEC (CNRS)


Optimizing Service Failure and Damage Control

D. HALBHEER, D. L. GÄRTNER, E. GERSTNER, O. KOENIGSBERG

International Journal of Research in Marketing

A paraître

Départements : Marketing, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Mots clés : Service Quality, Service Reliability, Service Failure, Damage Control

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2704861


Should a provider deliver a reliable service or should it allow for occasional service failures? This paper derives conditions under which randomizing service quality can benefit the provider and society. In addition to cost considerations, heterogeneity in customer damages from service failures allows the provider to generate profit from selling damage prevention services or offering compensation to high-damage customers. This strategy is viable even when reputation counts and markets are competitive

Organization Design, Proximity, and Productivity Responses to Upward Social Comparison

T. OBLOJ, T. ZENGER

Organization Science

A paraître

Départements : Stratégie et Politique d’Entreprise, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Mots clés : Incentives, Social Comparison Costs, Envy, Productivity, Organization Design

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxwdWJsaXNoZWRwYXBlcnMxMjM0fGd4OjVmOGU0MTIwNWZkNzQ2Zjc


We investigate the mechanisms that shape social comparison in organizations and generate socialcomparison costs. In particular, we focus on heterogeneity in the strength and type of incentivesand argue that, from an efficient design perspective, such variance in rewards is a double edgedsword. While the sorting and incentive effects that result may increase productivity, the socialcomparison processes that arise may dampen it. We posit that the mechanisms underlying thesebehavioral costs are shaped not only by the magnitude of reward variance, but by the formal andinformal design elements shaping the distance of advantaged peers. In other words, the moreproximate socially, structurally or geographically are those to whom one socially compares, thelarger the behavioral response. Empirically, we use an unanticipated event during which outlets ofa bank, previously operating under essentially homogenous incentives, were assigned totournament groups with differing ex ante probabilities of winning a prize—an event that increasesvariance in awards and hence generates an impetus for social comparison. We find that units withmore socially, geographically, and structurally proximate peers assigned to ‘advantaged’tournament groups decreased their productivity. We discuss implications of these results fororganizational design and boundaries

Payment Evasion

D. HALBHEER, S. BUEHLER, M. LECHNER

Journal of Industrial Economics

A paraître

Départements : Marketing, GREGHEC (CNRS)


Priority optimization and make-to-stock/make-to-order decision in multiproduct manufacturing systems

K. Hadj Youssef, C. VAN DELFT, Y. Dallery

International Transactions in Operational Research

A paraître, pp.1-21

Départements : Information Systems and Operations Management, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Mots clés : make-to-stock (MTS); make-to-order (MTO); priority level; heterogeneous multiproduct produc-tion/inventory system; queuing model


We consider a single-stage multiproduct manufacturing facility producing a large number of end products.In order to reduce overall inventory costs, an efficient approach is to produce some items according to amake-to-stock (MTS) policy and others according to a make-to-order (MTO) policy. Items priority levelsplay a key role in the optimal MTO/MTS decisions for such typical large-scale systems. To tackle this issue,the manufacturing facility is modeled as a multiproduct multipriority classes queuing system. We proposea general optimization procedure that selects near-optimal priority classes, gives the associated flow controlmode (MTO or MTS) for each product, and provides a lower bound and an upper bound with respect to theoptimal cost. First, we illustrate efficiency of our optimization procedure for this class of nonlinear integerprograms via several examples and by a numerical analysis, including a comparison with two alternativeheuristics given in the literature. In addition, we provide managerial insights by exhibiting, under variousparameter settings, the significant impact of an efficient priority level allocation among items on the inventorycosts and on optimal splitting between MTO and MTS product

Reinforcing the Public Law Taboo: A Note on Hellenic Republic v Nikiforidis

M. M. WINKLER, E. AVATO

European Law Review

A paraître

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Mots clés : mandatory rules, EU private international law, Rome I Convention, Rome I Regulation


This article hinges on the preliminary ruling rendered by the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) (Grand Chamber) on 18 October 2016 and the related judgment of the German Federal Labour Court of 26 April 2017 in the Nikiforidis case to investigate an area of private international law that is undergoing a substantial development: overriding mandatory provisions. In Nikiforidis, the ECJ excluded that two Greek laws cutting the salary of public employees may be enforced against a teacher working in Germany for the Greek government under an employment contract governed by German law. The question addressed to ECJ was whether said laws were “overriding mandatory provisions” according to the Rome I Regulation. The court denied it, and left to the referring court to determine whether they could nevertheless operate “as matter of fact” under the governing law. This article explains how the ECJ’s conclusion has broader implications by regulating third countries’ interference in international business transactions. Starting with an analysis of the case, the article examines the history and nature of overriding mandatory provisions under EU private international law and argues that the solution embraced by the ECJ leaves room to uncertainty and unpredictability in the operation of foreign mandatory provisions

Repeated games with public deterministic monitoring

T. TOMALA, Marie LACLAU

Journal of Economic Theory

A paraître

Départements : Economie et Sciences de la décision, GREGHEC (CNRS)


Risk-Based Capital Requirements for Banks and International Trade

Banu DEMIR-PAKEL, T. K. MICHALSKI, E. ORS

Review of Financial Studies

A paraître

Départements : Economie et Sciences de la décision, GREGHEC (CNRS), Finance



JavaScriptSettings