The aborted revolution: The moral economy of microfinance entrepreneurship in rural Bangladesh

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The aborted revolution : The moral economy of microfinance entrepreneurship in rural Bangladesh. / Maitrot, Mathilde Rose Louise.

2018. Paper presented at Development Studies Association, Manchester, United Kingdom.

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Maitrot, MRL 2018, 'The aborted revolution: The moral economy of microfinance entrepreneurship in rural Bangladesh', Paper presented at Development Studies Association, Manchester, United Kingdom, 27/06/18 - 29/06/18.

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Maitrot, M. R. L. (2018). The aborted revolution: The moral economy of microfinance entrepreneurship in rural Bangladesh. Paper presented at Development Studies Association, Manchester, United Kingdom.

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Maitrot MRL. The aborted revolution: The moral economy of microfinance entrepreneurship in rural Bangladesh. 2018. Paper presented at Development Studies Association, Manchester, United Kingdom.

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Maitrot, Mathilde Rose Louise. / The aborted revolution : The moral economy of microfinance entrepreneurship in rural Bangladesh. Paper presented at Development Studies Association, Manchester, United Kingdom.

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