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Incomplete contracts, ownership rights, and the optimality of equity joint ventures. / Dasgupta, Sudipto; Tao, Zhigang.

In: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 37, No. 4, 30.12.1998, p. 391-413.

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Dasgupta, S & Tao, Z 1998, 'Incomplete contracts, ownership rights, and the optimality of equity joint ventures', Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 391-413. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0167-2681(98)00117-6

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Dasgupta S, Tao Z. Incomplete contracts, ownership rights, and the optimality of equity joint ventures. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 1998 Dec 30;37(4):391-413. doi: 10.1016/S0167-2681(98)00117-6

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Dasgupta, Sudipto ; Tao, Zhigang. / Incomplete contracts, ownership rights, and the optimality of equity joint ventures. In: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 1998 ; Vol. 37, No. 4. pp. 391-413.

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