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The Rise of Multiunit Firms in U.S. Manufacturing

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  • Kim, Sukkoo
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Explorations in Economic History.

    Volume (Year): 36 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 4 (October)
    Pages: 360-386

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    7. Andreas Koch & Elena Biewen, 2012. "Are Firms in Business Groups More Productive? An empirical analysis based on German micro-level data with a special emphasis on the roles of regional and sectoral diversity," ERSA conference papers ersa12p795, European Regional Science Association.

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