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Asymmetry in information versus asymmetry in power: Implicit assumptions of agency theory?

  • Saam, Nicole J.
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics).

    Volume (Year): 36 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 6 (December)
    Pages: 825-840

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