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When do you pay? The business impact of payment time perception. / See-To, Eric Wing Kuen.

In: Electronic Markets, Vol. 17, No. 2, 05.2007, p. 153-163.

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See-To, Eric Wing Kuen. / When do you pay? The business impact of payment time perception. In: Electronic Markets. 2007 ; Vol. 17, No. 2. pp. 153-163.

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