INVESTIGADORES
ALDERETE Maria Veronica
artículos
Título:
E-commerce between a large firm and a SME supplier: a screening model
Autor/es:
ALDERETE MARÍA VERÓNICA
Revista:
Journal of Computing
Editorial:
Journal of Computing
Referencias:
Año: 2009 vol. 1 p. 158 - 158
ISSN:
2151-9617
Resumen:
This paper derives a model of screening contracts in the presence of positive network effects when building an electronic commerce network (e-commerce) between a large firm and a small and medium sized enterprise (SME) supplier based on Compte and Jehiel (2008). Compte and Jehiel (2008) main insight is that when several potential candidates compete for the task, the principal will in general improve the performance of his firm by inducing the member candidates to assess their competence before signing the contract (through an appropriate choice of contracts).  The large firm (principal) must choose between different SME suppliers (agents) to build a business to business e-commerce network. In the presence of positive network externalities, we show that social surplus increases.