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Accounting and accountability in the Anthropocene. / Bebbington, Jan; Österblom, Henrik; Crona, Beatrice; Jouffray, Jean-Baptiste; Larrinaga, Carlos; Russell, Shona; Scholtens, Bert.

In: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol. 33, No. 1, 12.11.2019, p. 152-177.

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Bebbington, J, Österblom, H, Crona, B, Jouffray, J-B, Larrinaga, C, Russell, S & Scholtens, B 2019, 'Accounting and accountability in the Anthropocene', Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 152-177. https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-11-2018-3745

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Bebbington, J., Österblom, H., Crona, B., Jouffray, J-B., Larrinaga, C., Russell, S., & Scholtens, B. (2019). Accounting and accountability in the Anthropocene. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 33(1), 152-177. https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-11-2018-3745

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Bebbington J, Österblom H, Crona B, Jouffray J-B, Larrinaga C, Russell S et al. Accounting and accountability in the Anthropocene. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. 2019 Nov 12;33(1):152-177. https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-11-2018-3745

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Bebbington, Jan ; Österblom, Henrik ; Crona, Beatrice ; Jouffray, Jean-Baptiste ; Larrinaga, Carlos ; Russell, Shona ; Scholtens, Bert. / Accounting and accountability in the Anthropocene. In: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. 2019 ; Vol. 33, No. 1. pp. 152-177.

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