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Optimism and firm formation

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  • Luca Rigotti

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  • Matthew Ryan
  • Rhema Vaithianathan

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Economic Theory.

Volume (Year): 46 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 1-38

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Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:46:y:2011:i:1:p:1-38

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Keywords: Ambiguity; Optimism/pessimism; Entrepreneur; Belief function; Innovation; Diffusion; C62; D21; D81; L23; O33;

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  1. Ancarani, A. & Di Mauro, C. & D'Urso, D., 2013. "A human experiment on inventory decisions under supply uncertainty," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 142(1), pages 61-73.

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