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A spatial efficiency index proposal: an empirical application to SMEs productivity

  • Mari Maté-Sánchez-Val

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  • Antonia Madrid-Guijarro

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    Article provided by Springer & Western Regional Science Association in its journal The Annals of Regional Science.

    Volume (Year): 47 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 (October)
    Pages: 353-371

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:47:y:2011:i:2:p:353-371
    DOI: 10.1007/s00168-010-0382-8
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