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Complexity, Flexibility, and the Make-or-Buy Decision

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  • Steven Tadelis

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Article provided by American Economic Association in its journal American Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 92 (2002)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 433-437

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Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:92:y:2002:i:2:p:433-437

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