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Valuation assemblages within informal markets in the global south: the case of urban piracy in Recife, Brazil

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Valuation assemblages within informal markets in the global south : the case of urban piracy in Recife, Brazil. / Ramos, R. R.; Hayes, Niall; Tarafdar, Monideepa.

2016. Paper presented at 6th Latin American and European Meeting on Organization Studies, Viña del Mar, Chile.

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Ramos RR, Hayes N, Tarafdar M. Valuation assemblages within informal markets in the global south: the case of urban piracy in Recife, Brazil. 2016. Paper presented at 6th Latin American and European Meeting on Organization Studies, Viña del Mar, Chile.

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Ramos, R. R. ; Hayes, Niall ; Tarafdar, Monideepa. / Valuation assemblages within informal markets in the global south : the case of urban piracy in Recife, Brazil. Paper presented at 6th Latin American and European Meeting on Organization Studies, Viña del Mar, Chile.15 p.

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