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The advantages and disadvantages that come along with understanding the representation relationship in the light of principal-agent theory or of Hanna Pitkin's theory of 'responsiveness' are also weighed and compared.
The approach, christened principal-agent theory, views organizational interactions as relationships between a principal, who has a job to be done, and an agent, who agrees to do the job in exchange for compensation.
In this article our objectives are to examine principal-agent theory critically, to relax some of its restrictive assumptions, and in the process to present a more general theory of relationships between the bureaucracy and its political environment.
A growing number of authors argue that anti-corruption efforts have not worked because they are based on inadequate theory, suggesting that collective action theory offers a better understanding of corruption than the principal-agent theory usually used.
This concern is stated starkly in the terms of principal-agent theory in a classic textbook:
Applications of Principal-Agent Theory to Agricultural Land Use Policy: Lessons From the European Union
Throughout, the principal-agent theory has formed the foundation of the research project.
Accordingly, the principal-agent theory provides us with one theoretical model with which we can try to find solutions for cooperative resource dependencies and interdependencies created in economic relationships, such as commissioner-supplier is in our case study.
The application of the principal-agent theory gives a novel viewpoint on the functioning of political parties and their toolkit of control instruments.
First, to obtain a benchmark we can use the previous results to analyze the effect of contract delegation under the assumption of standard principal-agent theory that the party that proposes the contract has all the bargaining power.
A third general explanation for the Court's shrinking docket turns on principal-agent theory, focusing primarily on the ideological distance between the Supreme Court and lower courts.
Embedded in the economic relationship, the application of principal-agent theory and labor economics to the industrial relations and industrial organisation of supply chain operations provides a different perspective on global supply chain security.

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