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Outsourcing vs FDI in oligopoly equilibrium. / Leahy, Dermot; Montagna, Catia.

In: Spatial Economic Analysis, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2009, p. 149-166.

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Leahy, D & Montagna, C 2009, 'Outsourcing vs FDI in oligopoly equilibrium' Spatial Economic Analysis, vol 4, no. 2, pp. 149-166.

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Leahy, D., & Montagna, C. (2009). Outsourcing vs FDI in oligopoly equilibrium. Spatial Economic Analysis, 4(2), 149-166doi: 10.1080/17421770902833964

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Leahy D, Montagna C. Outsourcing vs FDI in oligopoly equilibrium. Spatial Economic Analysis. 2009;4(2):149-166.

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Leahy, Dermot; Montagna, Catia / Outsourcing vs FDI in oligopoly equilibrium.

In: Spatial Economic Analysis, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2009, p. 149-166.

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