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Moving the financial accounting research front forward : the UK contribution. / Beattie, Vivien.

In: British Accounting Review, Vol. 37, No. 1, 03.2005, p. 85-114.

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Beattie, Vivien. / Moving the financial accounting research front forward : the UK contribution. In: British Accounting Review. 2005 ; Vol. 37, No. 1. pp. 85-114.

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