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THE SURPRISING IMPACTS OF UNIONIZATION ON ESTABLISHMENTS : ACCOUNTING FOR SELECTION IN CLOSE UNION REPRESENTATION ELECTIONS ∗

@inproceedings{Frandsen2013THESI,
  title={THE SURPRISING IMPACTS OF UNIONIZATION ON ESTABLISHMENTS : ACCOUNTING FOR SELECTION IN CLOSE UNION REPRESENTATION ELECTIONS ∗},
  author={Brigham R. Frandsen},
  year={2013}
}
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