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Mechanism Design (MD) is a branch of game theory, which deals with conflict situations involving a principal and a set of active agents (usually in the presence of asymmetric information). Mechanism design theory delivers a solution to many management problems in the form of a control mechanism, (i.e., a formalized routine of decision-making). Formal results of MD can change the fundamentals of managerial practice by introducing decision-making mechanisms in organizations, which are efficient and robust with respect to employees’ self-serving behavior.