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Inefficient Investment and the Diversification Discount: Evidence from Corporate Asset Purchases

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  • Sheng-Syan Chen
  • I-Ju Chen
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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Journal of Business Finance & Accounting.

    Volume (Year): 38 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 7-8 (09)
    Pages: 887-914

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    1. Jory, Surendranath R. & Madura, Jeff & Ngo, Thanh N., 2012. "Deal structure decision in the global market for divested assets," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 24(C), pages 104-116.

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