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Material substitution and path dependence: empirical evidence on the substitution of copper for aluminum

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Ecological Economics.

    Volume (Year): 42 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 1-2 (August)
    Pages: 259-271

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    1. Yu-Hsin Lin & Shiao-Ping Chain & Chih-Hung Tsai & Wen-Yu Liu & Shih-Chieh Tsai & Min-Jer Lu, 2014. "A Study of a Multi-Criteria Assessment Model for Material Substitution Management and Key Performance Indication," International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, Human Resource Management Academic Research Society, International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, vol. 4(3), pages 148-159, March.
    2. Rebekah Brown & Richard Ashley & Megan Farrelly, 2011. "Political and Professional Agency Entrapment: An Agenda for Urban Water Research," Water Resources Management, Springer, Springer, vol. 25(15), pages 4037-4050, December.
    3. Florian Fizaine & Victor Court, 2014. "Energy transition toward renewables and metal depletion: an approach through the EROI concept," Working Papers 1407, Chaire Economie du Climat.
    4. Frondel, Manuel & Schmidt, Christoph M., 2004. "Facing the truth about separability: nothing works without energy," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 51(3-4), pages 217-223, December.

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