On The Stability Of Group Formation : Managing The Conflict Within

@inproceedings{Garfinkel2004OnTS,
  title={On The Stability Of Group Formation : Managing The Conflict Within},
  author={Michelle R. Garfinkel},
  year={2004}
}
  • Michelle R. Garfinkel
  • Published 2004
This paper develops a positive analysis of stable group formation, highlighting the role of conflict management within groups. The analysis builds on a simple economic model that features a “winner-take-all” contest for control of some resource. When a group forms, members pool their efforts in that contest and, if successful, apply the resource to a joint production process. While reducing the severity of conflict over the contestable resource relative to the case of individual conflict, the… CONTINUE READING