Internal capabilities, national governance and performance in African firms

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Internal capabilities, national governance and performance in African firms. / Agyei-Boapeah, Henry; Tunyi, Abongeh; Areneke, Geofry; Agyemang, Jacob.

In: Research in International Business and Finance, Vol. 50, 12.2019, p. 18-37.

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Agyei-Boapeah, H, Tunyi, A, Areneke, G & Agyemang, J 2019, 'Internal capabilities, national governance and performance in African firms', Research in International Business and Finance, vol. 50, pp. 18-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ribaf.2019.04.009

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Agyei-Boapeah, H., Tunyi, A., Areneke, G., & Agyemang, J. (2019). Internal capabilities, national governance and performance in African firms. Research in International Business and Finance, 50, 18-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ribaf.2019.04.009

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Agyei-Boapeah H, Tunyi A, Areneke G, Agyemang J. Internal capabilities, national governance and performance in African firms. Research in International Business and Finance. 2019 Dec;50:18-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ribaf.2019.04.009

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Agyei-Boapeah, Henry ; Tunyi, Abongeh ; Areneke, Geofry ; Agyemang, Jacob. / Internal capabilities, national governance and performance in African firms. In: Research in International Business and Finance. 2019 ; Vol. 50. pp. 18-37.

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