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Firm-specific knowledge and technical efficiency of watch and clock manufacturing firms in China

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  • Wu, Zai Bin
  • Yeung, Godfrey
  • Mok, Vincent
  • Han, Zhaozhou
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    Volume (Year): 107 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 317-332

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    1. Quirós Romero, Cipriano & Rodríguez Rodríguez, Diego, 2010. "E-commerce and efficiency at the firm level," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 126(2), pages 299-305, August.
    2. Oh, Dong-Hyun & Lööf, Hans & Heshmati, Almas, 2009. "The Icelandic Economy: a victim of the financial crisis or simply inefficient?," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 199, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.
    3. Jayaram, Jayanth & Xu, Kefeng, 2013. "The relative influence of external versus internal integration on plant performance in China," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 146(1), pages 59-69.
    4. Ho, Dong-huyn & Lööf, Hans, 2009. "Creating Innovations, Productivity and Growth - the efficiency of Icelandic firms," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 162, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.

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