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Managing purchases and returns for retailers

Minnema, A. 2017 [Groningen]: University of Groningen, SOM research school. 165 p.

Research output: ScientificDoctoral Thesis

APA

Minnema, A. (2017). Managing purchases and returns for retailers [Groningen]: University of Groningen, SOM research school

Author

Minnema, Alec. / Managing purchases and returns for retailers. [Groningen] : University of Groningen, SOM research school, 2017. 165 p.

Harvard

Minnema, A 2017, 'Managing purchases and returns for retailers', Doctor of Philosophy, University of Groningen, [Groningen].

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Managing purchases and returns for retailers. / Minnema, Alec.

[Groningen] : University of Groningen, SOM research school, 2017. 165 p.

Research output: ScientificDoctoral Thesis

Vancouver

Minnema A. Managing purchases and returns for retailers. [Groningen]: University of Groningen, SOM research school, 2017. 165 p.


BibTeX

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