The social and political consequences of conglomerate mergers
John J. Siegfried, M. Jane Barr Sweeney, Vanderbilt University. Dept. of Economics and Business Administration
Dept. of Economics and Business Administration, Vanderbilt University, 1980 - Business & Economics - 86 pages
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