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Consumer choice in the Third World a study of the welfare effects of advertising and new products in a developing country by Jeffrey James

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English



  • Developing countries.


  • Advertising -- New products -- Developing countries.,
  • Consumers" preferences -- Developing countries.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJeffrey James.
LC ClassificationsHF5827 .J35x 1983b
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 178 p. :
Number of Pages178
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2153905M
ISBN 100333319990
LC Control Number88672100

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