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The selection, use, and reporting of control variables in international business research: A review and recommendations

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The selection, use, and reporting of control variables in international business research : A review and recommendations. / Nielsen, Bo Bernhard; Raswant, Arpit.

In: Journal of World Business, Vol. 53, No. 6, 01.12.2018, p. 958-968.

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Nielsen, Bo Bernhard ; Raswant, Arpit. / The selection, use, and reporting of control variables in international business research : A review and recommendations. In: Journal of World Business. 2018 ; Vol. 53, No. 6. pp. 958-968.

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