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Analysing the wealth effects of UK divestitures: An examination of domestic and international sales

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  • Cao, Jack
  • Owen, Sian
  • Yawson, Alfred
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    Volume (Year): 22 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 68-84

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