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A Transaction-Cost Perspective on the Multitude of Firm Characteristics

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A Transaction-Cost Perspective on the Multitude of Firm Characteristics. / Martin Utrera, Alberto; DeMiguel, Victor; Uppal, Raman; Nogales, Francisco J. .

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Martin Utrera, Alberto ; DeMiguel, Victor ; Uppal, Raman ; Nogales, Francisco J. . / A Transaction-Cost Perspective on the Multitude of Firm Characteristics. 2017.

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