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


  • Microeconomics.

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Statement[by] Kalman J. Cohen [and] Richard M. Cyert.
SeriesPrentice-Hall international series in management
ContributionsCyert, Richard Michael, 1921- joint author.
LC ClassificationsHB171.5 .C78 1965
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 406 p.
Number of Pages406
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Open LibraryOL5942383M
LC Control Number65013177

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