Testing for market boundaries and oligopolistic behaviour
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Testing for market boundaries and oligopolistic behaviour an application to the European Union market for salmon by Frode Steen

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Published by Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Centre for Fisheries Economics in [Bergen] .
Written in English



  • European Union countries


  • Salmon industry -- European Union countries -- Mathematical models.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Frode Steen.
SeriesMonographs,, no. 3, Monographs (Senter for fiskeriøkonomi) ;, no. 3.
LC ClassificationsHD9469.S23 E857 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 176 p. :
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL284018M
LC Control Number97186719

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