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Board expertise, networked boards and environmental performance. / Homroy, Swarnodeep; Slechten, Aurelie Cecile Dominique.

Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2016. (Economics Working paper series).

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Homroy, S & Slechten, ACD 2016 'Board expertise, networked boards and environmental performance' Economics Working paper series, Lancaster University, Department of Economics, Lancaster.

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Homroy, S., & Slechten, A. C. D. (2016). Board expertise, networked boards and environmental performance. (Economics Working paper series). Lancaster University, Department of Economics.

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Homroy S, Slechten ACD. Board expertise, networked boards and environmental performance. Lancaster: Lancaster University, Department of Economics. 2016 Nov. (Economics Working paper series).

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Homroy, Swarnodeep ; Slechten, Aurelie Cecile Dominique. / Board expertise, networked boards and environmental performance. Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2016. (Economics Working paper series).

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