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International lease accounting reform and economic consequences : the views of UK users and preparers. / Beattie, Vivien; Goodacre, Alan; Thomson, Sarah Jane.

In: The International Journal of Accounting, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2006, p. 75-103.

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Beattie, V, Goodacre, A & Thomson, SJ 2006, 'International lease accounting reform and economic consequences: the views of UK users and preparers', The International Journal of Accounting, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 75-103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intacc.2005.12.003

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Beattie, Vivien ; Goodacre, Alan ; Thomson, Sarah Jane. / International lease accounting reform and economic consequences : the views of UK users and preparers. In: The International Journal of Accounting. 2006 ; Vol. 41, No. 1. pp. 75-103.

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