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Acquisitions, disclosed goals and firm characteristics: A content analysis of family and nonfamily firms

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Acquisitions, disclosed goals and firm characteristics : A content analysis of family and nonfamily firms. / Worek, M; De Massis, Alfredo Vittorio; Wright, M; Veider, V.

In: Journal of Family Business Strategy, Vol. 9, No. 4, 12.2018, p. 250-267.

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Worek, M ; De Massis, Alfredo Vittorio ; Wright, M ; Veider, V. / Acquisitions, disclosed goals and firm characteristics : A content analysis of family and nonfamily firms. In: Journal of Family Business Strategy. 2018 ; Vol. 9, No. 4. pp. 250-267.

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