Partners in Crime: The Effects of Diversity on the Longevity of Cartels

@article{Bertrand2015PartnersIC,
  title={Partners in Crime: The Effects of Diversity on the Longevity of Cartels},
  author={Olivier Bertrand and Fabrice Lumineau},
  journal={LSN: Antitrust (Topic)},
  year={2015}
}
Despite the importance of organizational misconduct, we still do not know much about coordinated misconduct between firms. In this study, we get a better understanding of how the profile of the partners involved in cartels affects the longevity of their joint misconduct activities. Drawing upon diversity theory, we leverage a distinction between three types of diversity — i.e., variety of age-based experience, separation in uncertainty avoidance, and power disparity — in collective… Expand
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