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Case studies and a single, differentiated reality: a reply to Sue Llewellyn

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Case studies and a single, differentiated reality: a reply to Sue Llewellyn. / Sayer, Andrew.

In: Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2008, p. 11-14.

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Sayer, A 2008, 'Case studies and a single, differentiated reality: a reply to Sue Llewellyn', Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 11-14. https://doi.org/10.1108/11766090810861411

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Sayer, Andrew. / Case studies and a single, differentiated reality: a reply to Sue Llewellyn. In: Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management. 2008 ; Vol. 5, No. 1. pp. 11-14.

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