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The value of the research doctorate: a conceptual examination. / Anderson, Valerie; Gold, Jeff.

In: International Journal of Management Education, Vol. 17, No. 3, 100305, 01.11.2019.

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Anderson, V & Gold, J 2019, 'The value of the research doctorate: a conceptual examination', International Journal of Management Education, vol. 17, no. 3, 100305. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2019.100305

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Anderson, V., & Gold, J. (2019). The value of the research doctorate: a conceptual examination. International Journal of Management Education, 17(3), [100305]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2019.100305

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Anderson V, Gold J. The value of the research doctorate: a conceptual examination. International Journal of Management Education. 2019 Nov 1;17(3). 100305. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2019.100305

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Anderson, Valerie ; Gold, Jeff. / The value of the research doctorate: a conceptual examination. In: International Journal of Management Education. 2019 ; Vol. 17, No. 3.

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