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Economia, or a woman in a man's world. / Page, Mike; Spira, L.

In: Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2009, p. 146-160.

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Page, M & Spira, L 2009, 'Economia, or a woman in a man's world', Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 146-160. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513570910923042

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Page, M., & Spira, L. (2009). Economia, or a woman in a man's world. Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, 22(1), 146-160. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513570910923042

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Page M, Spira L. Economia, or a woman in a man's world. Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal. 2009;22(1):146-160. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513570910923042

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Page, Mike ; Spira, L. / Economia, or a woman in a man's world. In: Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal. 2009 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 146-160.

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