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Management Practices, Relational Contracts, and the Decline of General Motors

Susan Helper, Rebecca Henderson

NBER Working Paper No. 19867
Issued in January 2014

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors would like to thank the editors of this journal for their comments and suggestions, and would also like to thank Robert Gibbons, Casey Ichniowski, Mari Sako, Jeff Liker, Michael Wasser, Paul Adler, Brad Markell, and Jeffrey Morrow. Susan Helper is Chief Economist at the Department of Commerce and AT&T Professor of Economics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Rebecca Henderson is the John and Natty McArthur University Professor, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Funding for this paper came from the Harvard Business School Division of Research. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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