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The impact of firm diversification and focus: The Japanese experience

  • Guo, Enyang
  • Keown, Arthur J.
  • Sen, Nilanjan
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Pacific-Basin Finance Journal.

    Volume (Year): 9 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 3 (June)
    Pages: 165-193

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:pacfin:v:9:y:2001:i:3:p:165-193
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