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Do investors understand really dirty surplus? / Landsman, W R; Miller, B L ; Peasnell, K V et al.

In: The Accounting Review, Vol. 86, No. 1, 2011, p. 237-258.

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Landsman, WR, Miller, BL, Peasnell, KV & Yeh, S 2011, 'Do investors understand really dirty surplus?', The Accounting Review, vol. 86, no. 1, pp. 237-258. https://doi.org/10.2308/accr.00000014

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Landsman, W. R., Miller, B. L., Peasnell, K. V., & Yeh, S. (2011). Do investors understand really dirty surplus? The Accounting Review, 86(1), 237-258. https://doi.org/10.2308/accr.00000014

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Landsman WR, Miller BL, Peasnell KV, Yeh S. Do investors understand really dirty surplus? The Accounting Review. 2011;86(1):237-258. doi: 10.2308/accr.00000014

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Landsman, W R ; Miller, B L ; Peasnell, K V et al. / Do investors understand really dirty surplus?. In: The Accounting Review. 2011 ; Vol. 86, No. 1. pp. 237-258.

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