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Corporate social responsibility in Ukraine : cynical utilitarianism or Aristotelian 'Common Good'? / Filosof, Jana; Hollinshead, Graham; Kurinko, Rostislav.

University of Hertfordshire, 2012. p. 21 (UH Business School Working Paper).

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Filosof, J, Hollinshead, G & Kurinko, R 2012 'Corporate social responsibility in Ukraine: cynical utilitarianism or Aristotelian 'Common Good'?' UH Business School Working Paper, University of Hertfordshire, pp. 21.

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Filosof, J., Hollinshead, G., & Kurinko, R. (2012). Corporate social responsibility in Ukraine: cynical utilitarianism or Aristotelian 'Common Good'? (pp. 21). (UH Business School Working Paper). University of Hertfordshire.

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Filosof J, Hollinshead G, Kurinko R. Corporate social responsibility in Ukraine: cynical utilitarianism or Aristotelian 'Common Good'? University of Hertfordshire. 2012, p. 21. (UH Business School Working Paper).

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Filosof, Jana ; Hollinshead, Graham ; Kurinko, Rostislav. / Corporate social responsibility in Ukraine : cynical utilitarianism or Aristotelian 'Common Good'?. University of Hertfordshire, 2012. pp. 21 (UH Business School Working Paper).

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