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Transaction costs, quality, and economies of scale: examining contracting choices in the hospital industry

  • Coles, Jerilyn W.
  • Hesterly, William S.
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Corporate Finance.

    Volume (Year): 4 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 321-345

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:corfin:v:4:y:1998:i:4:p:321-345
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