This paper explores the effects of managerial delegation in a generalequilibrium,
oligopolistic competition model with sector-specific unemployment. It
specifically examines the effects of managerial delegation on outputs, factor returns
and the urban unemployment ratio. It is found that if the managerial firm is less
profit-oriented, managerial delegation can lead to an increase in the urban output, a
decrease in the rural output, an increase in the capital rental and a decrease in the
rural wage. In particular, it worsens the urban unemployment ratio.