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Published by Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English


  • Corporations -- Finance.

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Edition Notes

StatementScott Williamson.
SeriesWorking paper (Sloan School of Management) -- 1083-79
ContributionsSloan School of Management.
LC ClassificationsHG4015 .W45 1981
The Physical Object
Pagination1 reel (168 l.
Number of Pages168
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22230069M

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