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Credibility and Monitoring: Outsourcing as a Commitment Device

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  • Benjamin Bental
  • Bruno Deffains
  • Dominique Demougin
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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Journal of Economics & Management Strategy.

    Volume (Year): 21 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 (03)
    Pages: 31-52

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:jemstr:v:21:y:2012:i:1:p:31-52

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    1. Verena Nowak & Christian Schwarz & Jens Suedekum, 2012. "On the Organizational Structure of Multinational Firms - Which Sourcing Mode for which Input?," CESifo Working Paper Series 3823, CESifo Group Munich.

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