(Re)Presenting 'Sustainable Organizations'. / Tregidga, Helen; Milne, Markus; Kearins, Kate.

In: Accounting, Organizations and Society, Vol. 39, No. 6, 08.2014, p. 477-494.

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In: Accounting, Organizations and Society, Vol. 39, No. 6, 08.2014, p. 477-494.

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Tregidga, H, Milne, M & Kearins, K 2014, '(Re)Presenting 'Sustainable Organizations'', Accounting, Organizations and Society, vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 477-494. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aos.2013.10.006

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Tregidga H, Milne M, Kearins K. (Re)Presenting 'Sustainable Organizations'. Accounting, Organizations and Society. 2014 Aug;39(6):477-494. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aos.2013.10.006

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Tregidga, Helen ; Milne, Markus ; Kearins, Kate. / (Re)Presenting 'Sustainable Organizations'. In: Accounting, Organizations and Society. 2014 ; Vol. 39, No. 6. pp. 477-494.

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