Actor and Institutional Dynamics in the Development of Multi-Stakeholder initiatives. / Zeyen, Anica; Beckmann, Markus; Wolters, Stella.

In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 135, No. 2, 05.2016, p. 341-360.

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Actor and Institutional Dynamics in the Development of Multi-Stakeholder initiatives. / Zeyen, Anica; Beckmann, Markus; Wolters, Stella.

In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 135, No. 2, 05.2016, p. 341-360.

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Zeyen, A, Beckmann, M & Wolters, S 2016, 'Actor and Institutional Dynamics in the Development of Multi-Stakeholder initiatives', Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 135, no. 2, pp. 341-360. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-014-2468-1

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Zeyen, Anica ; Beckmann, Markus ; Wolters, Stella. / Actor and Institutional Dynamics in the Development of Multi-Stakeholder initiatives. In: Journal of Business Ethics. 2016 ; Vol. 135, No. 2. pp. 341-360.

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