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How does working capital management affect the profitability of Spanish SMEs?

  • Sonia Baños-Caballero


  • Pedro García-Teruel


  • Pedro Martínez-Solano


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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Small Business Economics.

    Volume (Year): 39 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 (September)
    Pages: 517-529

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:sbusec:v:39:y:2012:i:2:p:517-529
    DOI: 10.1007/s11187-011-9317-8
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