A Note on the firm size-export relationship

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A Note on the firm size-export relationship. / Wagner, Joachim.

Microeconometric Studies Of Firms Imports And Exports: Advanced Methods Of Analysis And Evidence From German Enterprises. ed. / Joachim Wagner. World Scientific Publishing Co., 2021. p. 25-38.

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Wagner, J 2021, A Note on the firm size-export relationship. in J Wagner (ed.), Microeconometric Studies Of Firms Imports And Exports: Advanced Methods Of Analysis And Evidence From German Enterprises. World Scientific Publishing Co., pp. 25-38. https://doi.org/10.1142/9781786349699_0003

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Wagner, J. (2021). A Note on the firm size-export relationship. In J. Wagner (Ed.), Microeconometric Studies Of Firms Imports And Exports: Advanced Methods Of Analysis And Evidence From German Enterprises (pp. 25-38). World Scientific Publishing Co.. https://doi.org/10.1142/9781786349699_0003

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Wagner J. A Note on the firm size-export relationship. In Wagner J, editor, Microeconometric Studies Of Firms Imports And Exports: Advanced Methods Of Analysis And Evidence From German Enterprises. World Scientific Publishing Co. 2021. p. 25-38 https://doi.org/10.1142/9781786349699_0003

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