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Co-specific investments, hold-up and self-enforcing contracts


  • Koss, P. A.
  • Eaton, B. Curtis


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  • Koss, P. A. & Eaton, B. Curtis, 1997. "Co-specific investments, hold-up and self-enforcing contracts," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 32(3), pages 457-470, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jeborg:v:32:y:1997:i:3:p:457-470

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    1. Harris, Andrea & Fulton, Murray E. & Stefanson, Brenda & Lysyshyn, Don, 1995. "Working Together: The Role Of External Agents In The Development Of Agriculture-Based Industries," Miscellaneous Publications 31773, University of Saskatchewan, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives.
    2. Hajderllari, Eliona & Karantininis, Kostas & Chaddad, Fabio, 2014. "Asset specificity and the emergence of New Generation Cooperatives – The case of a Danish potato starch cooperative," 2014 International Congress, August 26-29, 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia 182773, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    3. Swinnen, Johan F.M. & Vercammen, James, 2006. "Uncertainty and Specific Investment with Weak Contract Enforcement," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21044, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    4. Lindner, Robert K., 2000. "Prospects For Public Plant Breeding In A Small Country," Proceedings:Transitions in Agbiotech: Economics of Strategy and Policy, June 24-25, 1999, Washington, D.C. 26007, Regional Research Project NE-165 Private Strategies, Public Policies, and Food System Performance.
    5. López-Bayón, Susana & González-Díaz, Manuel, 2010. "Indefinite contract duration: Evidence from electronics subcontracting," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(2), pages 145-159, June.

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