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Acquisitions, Productivity, and Profitability: Evidence from the Japanese Cotton Spinning Industry

Serguey Braguinsky, Atsushi Ohyama, Tetsuji Okazaki, Chad Syverson

NBER Working Paper No. 19901
Issued in February 2014

---- Acknowledgements -----

This research was funded in part by the Berkman Foundation at Carnegie Mellon University, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (No. 25780155), and Initiative on Global Markets at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. We thank Xavier Giroud, Jesse Shapiro, Bob Topel, and conference participants at the 2013 ASSA Meetings, the Stanford Conference on Japanese Entrepreneurship, the NBER Summer Institute and the FOM conference for comments. 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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