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Quality choice: Does it matter which workers own and manage the cooperative firm?

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  • Ann Horowitz
  • Ira Horowitz
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    Article provided by International Atlantic Economic Society in its journal Atlantic Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 27 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 394-409

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:atlecj:v:27:y:1999:i:4:p:394-409

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