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An empirical examination of the relation between debt contracts and management incentives

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  • Feltham, Gerald A.

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  • Begley, Joy & Feltham, Gerald A., 1999. "An empirical examination of the relation between debt contracts and management incentives," Journal of Accounting and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 27(2), pages 229-259, April.
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