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How does the market price pension accruals? / Kiosse, Vicky; Lubberink, Martien; Peasnell, Ken.

Lancaster University : The Department of Accounting and Finance, 2007. (Accounting and Finance Working Paper Series).

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Kiosse, V, Lubberink, M & Peasnell, K 2007 'How does the market price pension accruals?' Accounting and Finance Working Paper Series, The Department of Accounting and Finance, Lancaster University.

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Kiosse, V., Lubberink, M., & Peasnell, K. (2007). How does the market price pension accruals? (Accounting and Finance Working Paper Series). The Department of Accounting and Finance.

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Kiosse V, Lubberink M, Peasnell K. How does the market price pension accruals? Lancaster University: The Department of Accounting and Finance. 2007. (Accounting and Finance Working Paper Series).

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Kiosse, Vicky ; Lubberink, Martien ; Peasnell, Ken. / How does the market price pension accruals?. Lancaster University : The Department of Accounting and Finance, 2007. (Accounting and Finance Working Paper Series).

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