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A Real-life Case Study of Audit Interactions—Resolving Messy, Complex Problems

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A Real-life Case Study of Audit Interactions—Resolving Messy, Complex Problems. / Beattie, Vivien; Fearnley, Stella; Hines, Tony.

In: Accounting Education, Vol. 21, No. 2, 01.04.2012, p. 111-129.

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Beattie V, Fearnley S, Hines T. A Real-life Case Study of Audit Interactions—Resolving Messy, Complex Problems. Accounting Education. 2012 Apr 1;21(2):111-129. doi: 10.1080/09639284.2011.603468

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Beattie, Vivien ; Fearnley, Stella ; Hines, Tony. / A Real-life Case Study of Audit Interactions—Resolving Messy, Complex Problems. In: Accounting Education. 2012 ; Vol. 21, No. 2. pp. 111-129.

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