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Between intention and action: psychosocial factors influencing action on climate change in organisations

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Between intention and action : psychosocial factors influencing action on climate change in organisations. / Andrews, Nadine; Walker, Stuart; Fahy, Kathryn Mary.

Innovation in climate change adaptation. ed. / Walter Leal Filho. Springer, 2016. p. 275-287 (Climate Change Management).

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Andrews, N, Walker, S & Fahy, KM 2016, Between intention and action: psychosocial factors influencing action on climate change in organisations. in WL Filho (ed.), Innovation in climate change adaptation. Climate Change Management, Springer, pp. 275-287.

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Andrews, N., Walker, S., & Fahy, K. M. (2016). Between intention and action: psychosocial factors influencing action on climate change in organisations. In W. L. Filho (Ed.), Innovation in climate change adaptation (pp. 275-287). (Climate Change Management). Springer.

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Andrews N, Walker S, Fahy KM. Between intention and action: psychosocial factors influencing action on climate change in organisations. In Filho WL, editor, Innovation in climate change adaptation. Springer. 2016. p. 275-287. (Climate Change Management).

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Andrews, Nadine ; Walker, Stuart ; Fahy, Kathryn Mary. / Between intention and action : psychosocial factors influencing action on climate change in organisations. Innovation in climate change adaptation. editor / Walter Leal Filho. Springer, 2016. pp. 275-287 (Climate Change Management).

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