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Dividend policy irrelevancy and the construct of earnings

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Dividend policy irrelevancy and the construct of earnings. / Gao, Zhan; Ohlson, James; Ostaszewski, Adam.

In: Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Vol. 40, No. 5-6, 06.2013, p. 673-694.

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Gao, Z, Ohlson, J & Ostaszewski, A 2013, 'Dividend policy irrelevancy and the construct of earnings', Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, vol. 40, no. 5-6, pp. 673-694. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbfa.12019

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Gao, Z., Ohlson, J., & Ostaszewski, A. (2013). Dividend policy irrelevancy and the construct of earnings. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 40(5-6), 673-694. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbfa.12019

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Gao Z, Ohlson J, Ostaszewski A. Dividend policy irrelevancy and the construct of earnings. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. 2013 Jun;40(5-6):673-694. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbfa.12019

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Gao, Zhan ; Ohlson, James ; Ostaszewski, Adam. / Dividend policy irrelevancy and the construct of earnings. In: Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. 2013 ; Vol. 40, No. 5-6. pp. 673-694.

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