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Reasons why female audit managers resign from audit firms. / Groenewald, Jurika; Odendaal, Elza; Bezuidenhout, Adele.

In: Southern African Journal of Accountability and Auditing Research, Vol. 21, No. 1, 31.12.2019, p. 87-97.

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Groenewald, J, Odendaal, E & Bezuidenhout, A 2019, 'Reasons why female audit managers resign from audit firms', Southern African Journal of Accountability and Auditing Research, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 87-97.

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Groenewald, J., Odendaal, E., & Bezuidenhout, A. (2019). Reasons why female audit managers resign from audit firms. Southern African Journal of Accountability and Auditing Research, 21(1), 87-97.

Vancouver

Groenewald J, Odendaal E, Bezuidenhout A. Reasons why female audit managers resign from audit firms. Southern African Journal of Accountability and Auditing Research. 2019 Dec 31;21(1):87-97.

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Groenewald, Jurika ; Odendaal, Elza ; Bezuidenhout, Adele. / Reasons why female audit managers resign from audit firms. In: Southern African Journal of Accountability and Auditing Research. 2019 ; Vol. 21, No. 1. pp. 87-97.

Bibtex

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