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Theory of the firm resource allocation in a market economy [by] Kalman J. Cohen [and] Richard M. Cyert. by Kalman J. Cohen

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Published by Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
Written in English


  • Marketing research,
  • Competition,
  • Marketing -- Mathematical models,
  • Microeconomics

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliography.

SeriesPrentice-Hall international series in management
ContributionsCyert, Richard Michael, 1921- jt. author
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 523 p. illus. ;
Number of Pages523
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18723639M

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