Economics at your fingertips  

Management cycles

Shingo Ishiguro ()
Additional contact information
Shingo Ishiguro: Osaka University

Economic Theory, 2022, vol. 73, issue 1, No 9, 257-300

Abstract: Abstract In this study, we present a dynamic theory of management cycles under which firms endogenously switch between management regimes with different levels of profitability over time. Firms accumulate managerial capital as intangible assets such as managerial knowledge, know-how, and skills over time subject to limited contract enforcement. We show that the current managers of a firm are disciplined by not only the managerial capital accumulated through past business operations but also the market valuation of the future profitability of the firm. Through such dynamic interactions, we show that management cycles endogenously emerge and persist over time.

Keywords: Dynamic enforcement; Managerial capital; Moral hazard (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D21 D86 M21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) Abstract (text/html)
Access to the full text of the articles in this series is restricted.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... eory/journal/199/PS2

DOI: 10.1007/s00199-020-01337-2

Access Statistics for this article

Economic Theory is currently edited by Nichoals Yanneils

More articles in Economic Theory from Springer, Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla () and Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing ().

Page updated 2022-05-12
Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:73:y:2022:i:1:d:10.1007_s00199-020-01337-2