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A Test of the Property-Rights Theory of the Firm: Water Utilities in the United States

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  • Crain, W Mark
  • Zardkoohi, Asghar

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Article provided by University of Chicago Press in its journal Journal of Law & Economics.

Volume (Year): 21 (1978)
Issue (Month): 2 (October)
Pages: 395-408

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Handle: RePEc:ucp:jlawec:v:21:y:1978:i:2:p:395-408

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