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Associations versus registration as alternative strategies of small firms

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  • Grigor Sukiassyan

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  • Jeffrey Nugent

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Small Business Economics.

    Volume (Year): 31 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 2 (August)
    Pages: 147-161

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:sbusec:v:31:y:2008:i:2:p:147-161

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    Keywords: Regulation costs; Contract enforcement; Efficiency of the legal system; Microenterprise; Business associations; Mexico; D21; D63; O12; O17; L26;

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    1. Smriti Sharma, 2014. "Benefits of a registration policy for microenterprise performance in India," Small Business Economics, Springer, Springer, vol. 42(1), pages 153-164, January.
    2. Annen, Kurt, 2013. "Social capital as a substitute for formality: Evidence from Bolivia," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 31(C), pages 82-92.

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