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

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StatementIan C. Yates and Edward B. Roberts.
SeriesWorking paper / Alfred P. Sloan School of Management -- WP #3308-91-BPS, Working paper (Sloan School of Management) -- 3308-91.
ContributionsRoberts, Edward Baer., Sloan School of Management.
The Physical Object
Pagination41 p. :
Number of Pages41
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17937749M

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