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The impact of firm-specific assets and the interaction of uncertainty: an examination of make or buy decisions in public and private hospitals

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  • W. Coles, Jerilyn
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  • W. Coles, Jerilyn & Hesterly, William S., 1998. "The impact of firm-specific assets and the interaction of uncertainty: an examination of make or buy decisions in public and private hospitals," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 36(3), pages 383-409, August.
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