Small Business Social Responsibility : A Critical Multilevel Review, Synthesis and Research Agenda. / Soundararajan, Vivek; Jamali, Dima; Spence, Laura.

In: International Journal of Management Reviews, Vol. 20, No. 4, 05.10.2018, p. 934-956.

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Small Business Social Responsibility : A Critical Multilevel Review, Synthesis and Research Agenda. / Soundararajan, Vivek; Jamali, Dima; Spence, Laura.

In: International Journal of Management Reviews, Vol. 20, No. 4, 05.10.2018, p. 934-956.

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Soundararajan, V, Jamali, D & Spence, L 2018, 'Small Business Social Responsibility: A Critical Multilevel Review, Synthesis and Research Agenda', International Journal of Management Reviews, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 934-956. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12171

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Soundararajan, V., Jamali, D., & Spence, L. (2018). Small Business Social Responsibility: A Critical Multilevel Review, Synthesis and Research Agenda. International Journal of Management Reviews, 20(4), 934-956. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12171

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Soundararajan V, Jamali D, Spence L. Small Business Social Responsibility: A Critical Multilevel Review, Synthesis and Research Agenda. International Journal of Management Reviews. 2018 Oct 5;20(4):934-956. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12171

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Soundararajan, Vivek ; Jamali, Dima ; Spence, Laura. / Small Business Social Responsibility : A Critical Multilevel Review, Synthesis and Research Agenda. In: International Journal of Management Reviews. 2018 ; Vol. 20, No. 4. pp. 934-956.

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