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Corporate social responsibility and corporate governance in Italian SMEs: the experience of some “spirited businesses”


  • Mara Del Baldo


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  • Mara Del Baldo, 2012. "Corporate social responsibility and corporate governance in Italian SMEs: the experience of some “spirited businesses”," Journal of Management & Governance, Springer;Accademia Italiana di Economia Aziendale (AIDEA), vol. 16(1), pages 1-36, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jmgtgv:v:16:y:2012:i:1:p:1-36
    DOI: 10.1007/s10997-009-9127-4

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