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Dividend Policy and Shareholders’ Value: Evidence from Listed Companies in Ghana

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  • Daniel Ofori-Sasu
  • Joshua Yindenaba Abor
  • Achampong Kofi Osei

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  • Daniel Ofori-Sasu & Joshua Yindenaba Abor & Achampong Kofi Osei, 2017. "Dividend Policy and Shareholders’ Value: Evidence from Listed Companies in Ghana," African Development Review, African Development Bank, vol. 29(2), pages 293-304, June.
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