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Overcoming Short-Termism: Mental Time Travel, Delayed Gratification and How Not to Discount the Future

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  • Kym Irving, 2009. "Overcoming Short-Termism: Mental Time Travel, Delayed Gratification and How Not to Discount the Future," Australian Accounting Review, CPA Australia, vol. 19(4), pages 278-294, December.
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