Creating Firms for a New Century: Determinants of Firm Creation Around 1900

@article{Baten2003CreatingFF,
  title={Creating Firms for a New Century: Determinants of Firm Creation Around 1900},
  author={J. Baten},
  journal={CESifo Working Paper Series},
  year={2003}
}
  • J. Baten
  • Published 2003
  • Business
  • CESifo Working Paper Series
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