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Measuring production efficiency of small firms in Pakistan

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  • Burki, Abid A.
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  • Burki, Abid A. & Terrell, Dek, 1998. "Measuring production efficiency of small firms in Pakistan," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 26(1), pages 155-169, January.
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