Productivity and trade unions in British manufacturing industry
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Published by University College Dublin, Department of Economics in Dublin .
Written in English


  • Industrial productivity -- Great Britain -- Mathematical models.,
  • Labor productivity -- Great Britain -- Mathematical models.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Kevin J. Denny.
SeriesWorking paper / University College Dublin. Centre for Economic Research -- WP93/10, Working paper (University College Dublin. Centre for Economic Research) -- no.93/10.
ContributionsUniversity College Dublin. Centre for Economic Research.
The Physical Object
Pagination24p. ;
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17556077M

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