Formulating Principal-Agent Service Contracts for a Revenue Generating Unit

Shuo Zeng, Moshe Dror

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3 Scopus citations


This book examines contractual options for a performance based contract between an owner of a revenue generating unit and a repair agent for such unit. The framework of the analysis is that of economists' principal-agent problem. The contractual options of a principal and an agent are modeled as a Markov process with an undetermined time horizon. For a risk neutral principal, the authors identify the conditions under which a principal contracts with a risk-neutral, risk-averse, or risk-seeking agent and derive the principal's optimal offer together with the agent's optimal service capacity response. In essence, the book provides an extensive formulating analysis of principal-agent contracts given any exogenous parameter values. Ultimately a small number of formulas cover a large spectrum of principal-agent conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages129
ISBN (Electronic)9783319186726
ISBN (Print)9783319186719
StatePublished - Jul 2 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • General Engineering


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