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Audit committee – internal audit interaction and moral courage. / Khelil, Imen; Hussainey, Khaled; Noubbigh, Hedi.

In: Managerial Auditing Journal, Vol. 31, No. 4/5, 04.04.2016, p. 403-433.

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Khelil, I, Hussainey, K & Noubbigh, H 2016, 'Audit committee – internal audit interaction and moral courage', Managerial Auditing Journal, vol. 31, no. 4/5, pp. 403-433. https://doi.org/10.1108/MAJ-06-2015-1205

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Khelil, I., Hussainey, K., & Noubbigh, H. (2016). Audit committee – internal audit interaction and moral courage. Managerial Auditing Journal, 31(4/5), 403-433. https://doi.org/10.1108/MAJ-06-2015-1205

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Khelil I, Hussainey K, Noubbigh H. Audit committee – internal audit interaction and moral courage. Managerial Auditing Journal. 2016 Apr 4;31(4/5):403-433. https://doi.org/10.1108/MAJ-06-2015-1205

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Khelil, Imen ; Hussainey, Khaled ; Noubbigh, Hedi. / Audit committee – internal audit interaction and moral courage. In: Managerial Auditing Journal. 2016 ; Vol. 31, No. 4/5. pp. 403-433.

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