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Something Borrowed Something New: Challenges in using Qualitative Methods to Study Under-Researched International Business Phenomena

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Something Borrowed Something New : Challenges in using Qualitative Methods to Study Under-Researched International Business Phenomena. / Reuber, Becky; Alkhaled, Sophie; Barnard, Helena et al.

In: Journal of International Business Studies, 28.05.2022.

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Reuber, B, Alkhaled, S, Barnard, H, Couper, C & Sasaki, I 2022, 'Something Borrowed Something New: Challenges in using Qualitative Methods to Study Under-Researched International Business Phenomena', Journal of International Business Studies.

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Reuber, B., Alkhaled, S., Barnard, H., Couper, C., & Sasaki, I. (Accepted/In press). Something Borrowed Something New: Challenges in using Qualitative Methods to Study Under-Researched International Business Phenomena. Journal of International Business Studies.

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Reuber B, Alkhaled S, Barnard H, Couper C, Sasaki I. Something Borrowed Something New: Challenges in using Qualitative Methods to Study Under-Researched International Business Phenomena. Journal of International Business Studies. 2022 May 28.

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