ALDERETE Maria Veronica
SME e-cooperation: a theoretical team contract analysis under hidden information
ALDERETE MARÍA VERÓNICA
International Journal of E-Collaboration.
Año: 2011 vol. 1 p. 53 - 53
Virtual Cooperation among SME firms can be analyzed from different theoretical perspectives. We consider e-cooperation among firms under asymmetric information. Firms cooperate jointly to produce some output or service, and they organize in teams whose firms characteristics are imperfectly observed. Suppose firms can observe their efforts or actions but they cannot observe the disutility of effort which they can discover after the contract is signed. The objective of this paper is to analyze virtual cooperation contracts under hidden information based on the original papers of Holmstrom (1982) and Rasmussen (1987). We derive some conditions under which it is possible to implement an optimal sharing rule for a virtual team of SME under a hidden information frame.