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Self-employment, pay systems, and the theory of the firm: An empirical analysis

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

    Volume (Year): 36 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 2 (August)
    Pages: 257-274

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jeborg:v:36:y:1998:i:2:p:257-274

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    1. Steven Globerman & Aidan Vining, 2004. "The Outsourcing Decision: A Strategic Framework," International Trade 0404007, EconWPA.
    2. Garen, John, 2006. "Use of employees and alternative work arrangements in the United States: a law, economics, and organizations perspective," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 13(1), pages 107-141, February.

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