Contract theory by Smith, Stephen A.

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, Eng .

Written in English

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  • Great Britain.

Subjects:

  • Contracts -- Great Britain,
  • Contracts -- Philosophy

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographic references and index: p. 432-450.

Book details

StatementStephen A. Smith.
SeriesClarendon law series
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKD1554 .S657 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 450 p. ;
Number of Pages450
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3383071M
ISBN 100198765614
LC Control Number2004557784

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