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Practices and meanings of non-professional stock-trading in Taiwan : a case of relational work. / Chen, Yu-Hsiang; Roscoe, Philip John.

In: Economy and Society, Vol. 46, No. 3-4, 2018, p. 576-600.

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Chen, Y-H & Roscoe, PJ 2018, 'Practices and meanings of non-professional stock-trading in Taiwan: a case of relational work', Economy and Society, vol. 46, no. 3-4, pp. 576-600. https://doi.org/10.1080/03085147.2017.1408214

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Chen, Y-H., & Roscoe, P. J. (2018). Practices and meanings of non-professional stock-trading in Taiwan: a case of relational work. Economy and Society, 46(3-4), 576-600. https://doi.org/10.1080/03085147.2017.1408214

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Chen Y-H, Roscoe PJ. Practices and meanings of non-professional stock-trading in Taiwan: a case of relational work. Economy and Society. 2018;46(3-4):576-600. https://doi.org/10.1080/03085147.2017.1408214

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Chen, Yu-Hsiang ; Roscoe, Philip John. / Practices and meanings of non-professional stock-trading in Taiwan : a case of relational work. In: Economy and Society. 2018 ; Vol. 46, No. 3-4. pp. 576-600.

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