Title

Contracting for new product development

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1-2016

Abstract

In this chapter, we outline the findings of the research on contracting in new product development from the perspective of mitigating agency issues in both the internal and external contexts to the firm. The literature has studied the role of contracting in aligning the incentives of both internal stakeholders and external partners, and the nature of decisions being made by the principal. A common set of agency issues studied in the literature is the use of contracts for coordinating single or multiple efforts to attain higher profits for the supply chain, and the division of profits between the different partners in the supply chain. Additionally, the mitigation of information asymmetry effects, the decision rights for exercising contracts, group and individual incentives, different contracting levers and monitoring of agent efforts have also been considered. Finally, simultaneous versus sequential decision-making, the use of informal contracts in addition to formal contracts, and the impact of risk profiles have been studied. We also identify critical gaps in the literature and propose directions for future research.

Discipline

Business Administration, Management, and Operations

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

Handbook of information exchange in supply chain management

Editor

Albert Ha; Christopher Tang

First Page

123

Last Page

144

ISBN

9783319324418

Publisher

Springer

City or Country

USA

Additional URL

https://worldcat.org/isbn/9783319324418

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