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A cost frontier approach for estimating the determinants of cost inefficiency in Japanese fire protection management

  • Sakata, Masayo
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Asian Economics.

    Volume (Year): 15 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 3 (June)
    Pages: 579-590

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