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Institutional shareholder activism in Nigeria. / Uche, Chinyere O; Adgebite, Emmanuel; Jones, Michael J.

In: Corporate Governance, Vol. 16, No. 4, 01.08.2016, p. 680-692.

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Uche, CO, Adgebite, E & Jones, MJ 2016, 'Institutional shareholder activism in Nigeria', Corporate Governance, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 680-692. https://doi.org/10.1108/CG-12-2015-0172

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Uche, Chinyere O ; Adgebite, Emmanuel ; Jones, Michael J. / Institutional shareholder activism in Nigeria. In: Corporate Governance. 2016 ; Vol. 16, No. 4. pp. 680-692.

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