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  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Jacobs, Jan; Tassenaar, Vincent;
    Publisher: s.n.

    Recent contributions to growth theory stress the importance of localized innovation for the performance of more backward countries. In earlier papers, analyses by means of DEA techniques confirmed this intuition. In this paper, we extend this type of analysis by relaxin...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Csapó, G.; Müller, R.J.;
    Publisher: METEOR, Maastricht University School of Business and Economics
  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Zhou, J.;
    Publisher: TILEC

    Abstract: Colluding firms often exchange private information and make transfers within the cartels based on the information. Estimating the impact of such collusive practices— known as the “lysine strategy profile (LSP)”— on cartel duration is difficult because of endog...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Beck, T.H.L.; Degryse, H.A.; de Haas, R.; van Horen, N.;
    Publisher: EBC

    Using a novel way to identify relationship and transaction banks, we study how banks’ lending techniques affect funding to SMEs over the business cycle. For 21 countries we link the lending techniques that banks use in the direct vicinity of firms to these firms’ credit...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Krikke, H.R.; van der Laan, E.;
    Publisher: Organization

    This research involves the combination of spare parts management and reverse logistics. At the end of the product life cycle, products in the field (so called installed base) can usually be serviced by either new parts, obtained from a Last Time Buy, or by repaired fail...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Sinha Roy, Debdatta; Defryn, Christof; Golden, Bruce; Wasil, Edward;
    Publisher: Maastricht University, Graduate School of Business and Economics
  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Dieleman, Bas;
    Publisher: SSRN e-library

    For the purpose of this research, pension cuts are defined as a decrease in retirement benefits currently paid to retired citizens and (2) a decrease in accumulated pension rights related to past years of service. This paper focusses on such pension cuts in public pensi...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Bos, Iwan;
    Publisher: Maastricht University, Graduate School of Business and Economics

    Few today would doubt the need for competition rules in a free, marked-based society like the United States of America. From a free market philosophy perspective, however, there is something inherently paradoxical about the presence of competition policy. After all, the...

  • Publication . Research . Article . Other literature type . Preprint . 2010
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Christophe Croux; Catherine Dehon; Abdelilah Yadine;
    Publisher: Econometrics
    Country: Belgium

    The Sign Covariance Matrix is an orthogonal equivariant estimator of multivariate scale. It is often used as an easy-to-compute and highly robust estimator. In this paper we propose a k-step version of the Sign Covariance Matrix, which improves its efficiency while keep...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Dalhuisen, J.M.; de Groot, H.L.F.; Nijkamp, P.;
    Publisher: FEWEB
    Country: Netherlands