Stakeholder Salience for Small Businesses : A Social Proximity Perspective. / Lähdesmäki, Merja; Siltaoja, Marjo; Spence, Laura.

In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 158, No. 2, 30.08.2019, p. 373-385.

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Stakeholder Salience for Small Businesses : A Social Proximity Perspective. / Lähdesmäki, Merja; Siltaoja, Marjo; Spence, Laura.

In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 158, No. 2, 30.08.2019, p. 373-385.

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Lähdesmäki, M, Siltaoja, M & Spence, L 2019, 'Stakeholder Salience for Small Businesses: A Social Proximity Perspective', Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 158, no. 2, pp. 373-385. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-017-3707-z

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Lähdesmäki, M., Siltaoja, M., & Spence, L. (2019). Stakeholder Salience for Small Businesses: A Social Proximity Perspective. Journal of Business Ethics, 158(2), 373-385. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-017-3707-z

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Lähdesmäki M, Siltaoja M, Spence L. Stakeholder Salience for Small Businesses: A Social Proximity Perspective. Journal of Business Ethics. 2019 Aug 30;158(2):373-385. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-017-3707-z

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Lähdesmäki, Merja ; Siltaoja, Marjo ; Spence, Laura. / Stakeholder Salience for Small Businesses : A Social Proximity Perspective. In: Journal of Business Ethics. 2019 ; Vol. 158, No. 2. pp. 373-385.

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